Mom: Black Lives Matter icon Eric Garner's daughter in coma


Per a Wednesday statement released on the 27-year-old's Twitter account, a CAT scan revealed that she had suffered brain damage "from a lack of oxygen while in cardiac arrest".

Friends and activists are visiting the NY hospital where Black Lives Matter icon Eric Garner's eldest daughter is in grave condition after a heart attack. Erica helped lead the struggle for justice for her father, Eric Garner, who was killed when police officers in Staten Island wrestled him to the ground, pinned him down and applied a fatal chokehold in 2014. Erica had suffered her first heart attack shortly after the birth of her son.

Garner's mother, Esaw Snipes, told The New York Times that her daughter was in a medically induced coma following a heart attack, the newspaper reported. Please continue to pray hard for Erica and pray for her family and kids just as much. Chokeholds are prohibited by the NYPD, and a ruling by the New York City medical examiner found Eric Garner died due to "compression of neck (choke hold)".

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A person who identified themselves as a co-worker took over her Twitter account to keep the young activists 35,000 followers updated with new developments. The city of NY settled with Eric Garner's estate for $5.9 million in July 2015. "Physically she is still with us".

"I can't really say it's a black and white issue", she said. Garner suffered a heart attack over the weekend, which had been triggered back an asthma attack.

Erica Garner, daughter of Eric Garner, became an outspoken critic of police brutality after her father's death in 2014.