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Erica Garner, activist daughter of Eric Garner, dies at 27

02 January 2018

The elder Garner, 43, died after being put in a chokehold by NY police officer Daniel Pantaleo.

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.

The firebrand daughter of police chokehold victim Eric Garner died in Brooklyn Saturday morning, sources told the New York Daily News.

The NYPD tried to arrest Eric Garner, 43, for allegedly peddling loose cigarettes.

DeRay Mckesson, a national voice for the Black Lives Matter movement, said in an interview Saturday that Garner had inspired other activists.

"I'm just trying to get the truth out there to tell his side of the story", she said.

It has been reported that Erica Garner has died at age 27 after suffering a massive heart attack a week ago.
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It has been reported that Erica Garner has died at age 27 after suffering a massive heart attack a week ago. Olivier Douliery-Pool Getty Images

Garner became an activist and spoke out against police brutality after her father's death was caught on cell phone video in 2014. She cared when most people wouldn't have.

The mother of two suffered a heart attack last Saturday.

A medical examiner ruled his death a homicide.

In a video taken by Ramsey Orta, a bystander, Garner could be heard repeatedly telling officers, "I can't breathe". Family members gave conflicting reports about her status Thursday.

Days before the anniversary of her father's death in 2015, she led a march through the streets of St. George and Tompkinsville, as part of a week-long series of events planned to honor his legacy and raise awareness of what she believed was a trend of police brutality in the country. Donovan was the distict attorney when a grand jury declined to indict Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo in connection with her father's death. Garner said the words 11 times before dying from the 15-19-second chokehold. She endorsed Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders for president and appeared in an campaign advertisement for the senator from Vermont, who posted a statement on Twitter earlier in the week in response to the news about her health. One thread of messages claimed NYPD officers kicked everyone out of her hospital room despite the fact that they were allowed to be there.

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Erica Garner, activist daughter of Eric Garner, dies at 27