Man who recorded fatal arrest of Eric Garner arraigned on gun charges

STATEN ISLAND (PIX11) -- Ramsey Orta, the man who recorded the arrest of Eric Garner on his cellphone, was arraigned on gun charges on Staten Island Monday.

Orta pleaded not-guilty to the charges of criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a weapon with a previous conviction. Orta's bail was set at $75,000.

Orta was arrested along with 17-yea- old Alba Lekaj Saturday evening outside the Hotel Richmond on Staten Island.

Police say officers say they observed Orta slip an object to Lekaj. A short time later, officers pulled a .25 caliber Norton handgun from Lekaj's waistband.

She was charged with criminal possession of a weapon.

Orta is due back in court on August 8th.