The daughter of a man who died during an altercation with NYPD police officers visited the New York City Police Memorial on Monday to express her condolences following the deaths of two NYPD officers who were murdered on Saturday.
Emerald Garner, whose father Eric died after police used a choke hold on him during an arrest, came to the New York City Police Memorial today to express her condolences following the deaths of two NYPD officers who were gunned down over the weekend.
“I just had to come out and let their family know that we stand with them, and I’m going to send my prayers and condolences to all the families who are suffering through this tragedy,” she told ABC News. “I was never anti-police. Like I said before, I have family that’s in the NYPD that I’ve grown up around, family reunions and everything so my family you know, we’re not anti-police.”
Garner called the killing of the officers “didn’t have anything to do with race or anything– it was a mental health crisis and he [the killer] was dealing with [it] personally and didn’t have the proper way to express his anger.”
The FBI and the NYPD are conducting separate investigations into Garner’s death.
Well done Ms. Garner. Well done.
Sound off below!