The head of the Sergeants Benevolent Association on Monday night slammed the city’s record-breaking $5.9 million settlement with the family of police chokehold victim Eric Garner as "obscene" and "shameful."
"Where is the justice for New York taxpayers? Where is the consistency in the civil system?" Ed Mullins asked.
A jury would have awarded a lower dollar figure based on "neither politics nor emotion," he told the New York Post.
"In my view, the city has chosen to abandon its fiscal responsibility to all of its citizens and genuflect to the select few who curry favor with the city government," Mullins said.
"Mr. Garner’s family should not be rewarded simply because he repeatedly chose to break the law and resist arrest."