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Ramsey Orta, man who shot Eric Garner chokehold video, arrested on gun charges

The man who shot the police chokehold video of a Staten Island dad is in the hospital after being arrested over the weekend.  According to police, 22-year-old Ramsey Orta is undergoing psychiatric

News 12 Staff

Aug 4, 2014, 4:18 PM

Updated 3,608 days ago

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The man who shot the police chokehold video of a Staten Island dad is in the hospital after being arrested over the weekend. 
According to police, 22-year-old Ramsey Orta is undergoing psychiatric evaluation at the Richmond University Medical Center following an arrest for criminal possession of a weapon Saturday night. 
Orta gained attention for taking cellphone video of an officer using a chokehold to retrain Eric Garner on July 17. 
Garner died shortly after the incident, and the city's medical examiner has ruled the death a homicide. 


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