Erica Garner, Activist Daughter of Chokehold Victim, Brain Dead

29 December, 2017, 01:36 | Author: Kim Reid
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Some media outlets reported on Thursday that Garner was "brain dead" and had been given no chance for recovery.

Erica Garner, the 27-year-old daughter of Eric Garner, who died after being put in a chokehold by a police officer in 2014, is in a coma after suffering a heart attack on Saturday. Family members gathered together Thursday to be with her in Brooklyn.

The person running her popular Twitter account told Garner's 35,000 followers Wednesday that a CAT scan revealed that she had suffered brain damage "from lack of oxygen while in cardiac arrest".

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Erica Garner, who became a vocal member of the Black Lives Matter movement after her father was killed by a police officer three years ago, was in intensive care in a ny hospital on Thursday, after going into cardiac arrest over the weekend.

Davis was a longtime Atlanta news anchor, having spent 26 years at WAGA FOX5 before moving to CBS46 as a morning news anchor, where she had been working for the past year.

Eric Garner was killed by a New York City police officer accused of using an unjustified and unlawful chokehold. He described her as a "warrior" with her activism.

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Garner also had a heart attack in August shortly after giving birth to her son, named after her father. An out-of-court settlement in which the city agreed to pay the Garner family $5.9 million was announced in 2015. "Physically she is still with us". In the years since she has continued to advocate more broadly, against police brutality and in support of racial equality. Garner's mother shared that Erica wasn't aware of this particular condition.

"I'm struggle right now from the stress of everything", she said, "because the system, it beats you down". Her lawyer said she believed grief and emotional trauma was at least partially to blame.

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