Eric Garner's daughter Erica reportedly declared brain dead after massive heart attack

Garner who turned an activist after her 43-year-old father Eric Garner

The person running her popular Twitter account told Garner's 35,000 followers Wednesday that a CAT scan revealed that she had suffered brain damage "from lack of oxygen while in cardiac arrest".

You can nearly say that the day the NY police officer took Eric Garner's life unnecessarily with a vicious chokehold in Staten Island in 2014, he also squeezed out most of the life of his daughter Erica.

Erica Garner, the daughter of police chokehold victim Eric Garner, is now fighting for her life after suffering a massive heart attack.

After her father's death on Staten Island in 2014, Erica Garner campaigned for police accountability, demanding justice for not only her father but also for others who were killed during encounters with police.

Erica Garner, 27, was in a medically induced coma, her mother, Esaw Snipes, said in a brief telephone interview.

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Upon hearing the sad news, rappers Common and MC Lyte offered their prayers to Erica Garner's family. Chokeholds are prohibited by the NYPD, and a ruling by the New York City medical examiner found Eric Garner died due to "compression of neck (choke hold)". He described her as a "warrior" with her activism.

"She's not gone, she's brain dead", Garner's heartbroken mother explained.

Erica Garner has been hospitalized in Brooklyn since Saturday. His final words were "I can't breathe", which he repeated 11 times. "Physically she is still with us".

Public reaction to Garner's death contributed to the mounting national outrage of police brutality and helped foment the Black Lives Matter movement.

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