Man Who Shot NYPD Chokehold Video Arrested | Roland Martin Reports

Man Who Shot NYPD Chokehold Video Arrested

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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  • efryfry

    And the point is?! Does this disqualify his evidence of violence? I’m confused.

  • efryfry

    And the point is?! Does this disqualify his evidence of violence? I’m confused.

  • Kevin from Florida

    Still, this does not change the fact that the NYPD murdered Eric Garner; the ONLY way to sum up this event is in one word: RETALIATION.

  • Kennith Young

    They probably planted the gun to get back at him…

  • jollyf

    He had better walk a line straight out of NY are they will continue to harrass him until he gets life.

  • mashyou

    He had a criminal record before he shot the video. Handguns are illegal in the city limits of New York. People love stirring the pot.

    • Dee

      You really believe the gun wasn’t planted?

    • Dee

      You really believe the gun wasn’t planted?

      • mashyou

        Yes, I also don’t believe in the boogeyman. This guy was not some nefarious criminal that the police followed around for days just to plant a weapon on him. I have lived in New York it is not that serious man. C’mon.