Ramsey Orta, who filmed death of Eric Garner, sentenced to four years in prison Ramsey Orta, who filmed death of Eric Garner, sentenced to four years in prison

Ramsey Orta, who filmed death of Eric Garner, sentenced to four years in prison

Ramsey Orta speaks on Eric Garner chokehold case decision (HD)
NY Daily News
The Staten Island man who filmed Eric Garner’s final breaths was sentenced Monday to four years in prison for possession of a weapon and drug charges.

Ramsey Orta told his family “it will be okay” in Staten Island Supreme Court as Justice Stephen Rooney read out his sentence.

As court officers put handcuffs on Orta, protesters stood up in the courtroom, holding their fists in the air, flashing peace signs and chanting, “No justice no peace! F–k these racist police!”

Ramsey Orta was sentenced to four years in prison.

Ramsey Orta was sentenced to four years in prison.

(ALEC TABAK/FOR NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)

“We’re feeling really upset,” said Lisa Ricardo, Orta’s aunt. “I would tell the police, don’t touch him. Hands off Ramsey. Leave him alone in jail.”

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Ramsey Orta says he’s been the victim of police retaliation since he filmed the death of Eric Garner in July 2014.

(JOE MARINO/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)

Authorities charged he sold heroin, crack cocaine, marijuana, oxycodone and anti-anxiety pills to an undercover officer nine times. He was also busted with a .25-caliber handgun.

Orta captured footage of Garner being placed in a fatal NYPD chokehold.

Orta captured footage of Garner being placed in a fatal NYPD chokehold.

(NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)

Since filming NYPD cop Daniel Pantaleo put Garner in a fatal chokehold in 2014, Orta has had several run-ins with the law.

His supporters have said he is the victim of police retaliation.

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“Ramsey filmed Eric’s last words, and that’s how my child will hear his voice,” said Jewel Miller, the mother of Eric Garner’s youngest child, who attended the sentencing. “Ramsey Orta is a young boy. He’s just getting into adulthood. He’s just becoming a man and it’s really sad.”

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