NYPD Arrest Wife of the Man Who Videotaped the Eric Garner Chokehold

Chrissie Ortiz, the wife of Ramsey Orta, the man who taped the NYPD’s assault of Eric Garner has been arrested for assault

From News Day:

The outspoken wife of the man who took the amateur video of Eric Garner’s fatal confrontation with police was arrested Tuesday night in connection with an assault on a woman in Staten Island, according to police.

Chrissie Ortiz, 30, was being processed at the 120th Precinct on charges she struck a woman who had criticized her husband, Ramsey Orta, 22, according to an NYPD spokesman. Charges were pending, the spokesman added.

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Orta was arrested this past weekend on gun possession charges. Witnesses say they heard Orta allude that he was being detained for his role in filming the Eric Garner incident.

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