Erica Garner, Activist Daughter of Chokehold Victim, Brain Dead

Erica Garner, Activist Daughter of Chokehold Victim, Brain Dead

The family was holding out hope of recovery, though, as doctors had registered some brain activity.

Garner suffered "major brain damage" from the heart attack she suffered on Saturday night, her family announced Wednesday.

Following a heart attack, activist Erica Garner has reportedly been listed as brain dead. An unidentified close family associate who had been sharing updates from Garner's Twitter account rejected such reports. Erica posted a photo of the occasion to her Twitter, with the caption, "My daughter and I at my father's memorial at the spot where he was murdered". So they are reporting 3 person hearsay. She suffered her first not long after giving birth to her youngest son in August.

Her mother had earlier confirmed the heart attack was triggered by an asthma attack. Doctor's informed the family that the pregnancy caused her intense stress due to her already enlarged heart.

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Eric Garner's death was caught on camera by a bystander, as police attempted to take him into custody on suspicion of the sale of untaxed loose cigarettes.

Esaw Snipes, wife of Eric Garner- who was killed by a police chokehold - cries while speaking on a panel titled "The Impact of Police Brutality - The Victims Speak" at the National Action Network (NAN) national convention on April 8, 2015 in New York City.

Pantaleo was not charged with any crime and remains employed with the NYPD.

In the years since her father's death, Erica Garner has remained active as a protester and speaker. She became a prominent civil rights leader and met former U.S. President Barack Obama in 2016. We'll do it your way, then I'm gonna do it different than you'. In the years since she has continued to advocate more broadly, against police brutality and in support of racial equality.

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