Daughter of Eric Garner, man who died after police chokehold, in critical condition

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.

Erica Garner calls for further justice and legal action against the police officers responsible in the death of her father, Eric Garner. The woman was hospitalized on Christmas Eve in 2017 after suffering a heart attack. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

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.

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