Man Who Filmed Eric Garner’s Death Sues NYC for $10,000,000
Ramsey Orta, who recorded Eric Garner’s fatal encounter with police officers in New York City’s Staten Island borough, claims that he was arrested on trumped-up charges in retaliation for the viral video.
Ramsey Orta, the New York City man who filmed Eric Garner’s death, recently accepted a plea deal on weapons and drug charges and is likely to spend the next four years in prison. Now, the New York Post reports, Orta is suing the city for $10 million. He says that he was arrested on trumped-up charges in retaliation for recording the controversial arrest that sparked protests.