Activist Erica Garner Dies at 27

31 December, 2017, 02:24 | Author: Roderick Gutierrez
  • Activist Erica Garner Whose Father Was Killed During Arrest Dies Aged 27

Erica Garner, the daughter of Eric Garner, who was killed in a chokehold by a New York Police Department officer in 2014, died Saturday after a heart attack.

Erica's family tweeted this from her official account: "When you report this you remember she was human: mother, daughter, sister, aunt. her heart was bigger than the world".

Garner had been placed in a medically induced coma last week following a heart attack triggered by an asthmatic episode, and had already been declared brain dead as a result.

Garner became a civil rights activist after video of her father's chokehold death at the hands of a NY police officer went viral and his final words "I can't breathe" became a rallying cry for police reform activists.

Erica Garner has been hospitalized in Brooklyn since Saturday.

A message posted on her Twitter account said she had brain damage "from lack of oxygen while in cardiac arrest". However, a day after her family was still holding on to hope that she could recover. His last words were reportedly "I can't breathe".


Snipes-Garner says her daughter suffered her first heart attack not long after giving birth to a baby boy in August.

A Staten Island grand jury declined to indict Pantaleo.

Garner became a major force in advocacy and social justice after the death of her father helped ignite the Black Lives Matter Movement following his police-caused death in 2014.

Erica Garner became a voice against police brutality after his death.

"These people will co-opt anything to push their agenda", Garner said, calling out Clinton's campaign team on Twitter. The mother of two had remained on life support Thursday morning.

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