Source: AP / USA Today
NEW YORK — The man who recorded video of a fatal police chokehold in New York City has been arrested on gun charges, police said Sunday.
Police said 22-year-old Ramsey Orta was arrested Saturday night on Staten Island, a few blocks from where officers confronted his friend Eric Garner on July 17.
Orta, whose recording of an officer restraining Garner with a chokehold fueled outcry against the police, is charged with two counts of criminal possession of a weapon.
Police said Orta had a previous weapon conviction that prohibited him from possessing a firearm.
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