Ramsey Orta, the man who took the video of Eric Garner in a confrontation with police officers on Staten Island last summer, was released on bail Friday months after being accused of unrelated charges.
Police advocates are firing back against a rising tide of anger fueled by the death of Eric Garner, the man who died in custody after being placed in an apparent choke hold by police.
Ramsey pleaded not guilty to two counts of criminal possession of a weapon and is being held on $75,000 bail.
Ramsey Orta, 22, was arrested Saturday night on Staten Island on a charge of criminal possession of a firearm, an NYPD spokesman said.
Police Commissioner Bill Bratton ensured that a full investigation and new training for officers will be launched following the death of Eric Garner, who died after being put in a chokehold by an officer during an arrest on Staten Island last week.
A group of demonstrators is calling for the resignation of Police Commissioner Bill Bratton after a Staten Island man died in police custody last week.