NEW YORK — The oldest daughter of a New York City man killed by a police chokehold has been hospitalized in critical condition after suffering a heart attack.
Family members tell the Daily News that 27-year-old Erica Garner went into cardiac arrest Saturday night.
She was listed in critical condition on Christmas Eve, and cannot breathe on her own, family told the paper.
A person identifying themselves as someone who works for Garner tweeted from her confirmed Twitter account overnight.
Garner is in a coma, and prayers are needed, the person tweeted.
The woman's father, Eric Garner, died after a white NYPD police officer put Garner, who is black, in a chokehold while arresting him on Staten Island in 2014. Erica Garner became a vocal advocate against police brutality.
Her mother, Esaw Snipes-Garner, says her daughter's cardiac arrest was triggered by an asthma attack.
Snipes-Garner says her daughter suffered her first heart attack not long after giving birth to a baby boy in August. Doctors said the pregnancy had put a strain on her heart, which was later found to be enlarged.