Eric Garner Videographer’s Wife Is Arrested

NYPD officers in 2013
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In what is surely just a coincidence, Chrissie Ortiz, the wife of Ramsey Orta, who recorded the video of Eric Garner's death, has been arrested. Ortiz was arrested for assault after a dispute with another woman on Tuesday evening. She was later released with a desk appearance ticket to appear at an arraignment, reports The Gothamist.

Her husband was arrested on criminal gun-possession charges this past Saturday. Orta told the Staten Island Advance that he's "100 percent sure" the police set him up.


Ortiz has also said that her husband was framed. "They park across the street, they follow him. I'm speaking [about] the NYPD. It's obvious. Once they rule this a homicide, now you all of a sudden find something on him? Come on, let's be realistic. Even the dumbest criminal would know not to be doing something like that outside. So the whole story doesn't fit at all," she told the Advance.

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