Erica Garner

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Erica Garner
Erica Garner at 2016 protest.jpg
Garner at a protest, 2016.
Born(1990-05-29)May 29, 1990
DiedDecember 30, 2017(2017-12-30) (aged 27)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Cause of deathHeart attack
Years active2014–2017

Erica Garner (May 29, 1990 – December 30, 2017) was an American activist. She fought for police reform, especially in the use of force during arrests. Garner became involved in activism following the death of her father, Eric Garner, in 2014 after a New York City police officer placed him in a chokehold during an arrest and killing him.[1]

Garner stated that she believed her father's death had more to do with police misconduct than race, and in 2017, she rejected a meeting with the United States Justice Department to discuss the circumstances surrounding her father's death.[2][3]

During the 2016 Democratic Party presidential primaries, Garner supported Bernie Sanders, and appeared in an advertisement for him.[2][4]

Garner died in a Brooklyn hospital while in being in a coma after suffering a massive heart attack on December 30, 2017 at the age of 27.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Erica Garner, activist daughter of Eric Garner, dies at 27". NBC News. Retrieved December 30, 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Levenson, Eric (December 28, 2017). "Eric Garner's activist daughter in coma after heart attack". CNN. Retrieved December 29, 2017.
  3. "Eric Garner's daughter sounds off during meeting with DOJ". New York Post. June 21, 2017. Retrieved December 29, 2017.
  4. Rosenberg, Eli (December 28, 2017). "Activist Erica Garner, daughter of police chokehold victim, is in a coma after heart attack". The Washington Post. Retrieved December 29, 2017.
  5. Mythili Sampathkumar (December 30, 2017). "Erica Garner dead: 'I can't breathe' police brutality campaigner and daughter of Eric Garner dies aged 27". The Independent.