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Daughter of Eric Garner Declared Brain Dead

Erica Garner has no chance of recovery after heart attack, reports 'Daily News'
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 28, 2017 12:55 PM CST
Eric Garner's Activist Daughter Declared Brain Dead
Erica Garner, daughter of Eric Garner.   (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

(Newser) – The 27-year-old daughter of NYPD chokehold victim Eric Garner has been declared brain dead and has no hope for recovery, reports the Daily News. Erica Garner, who became an outspoken advocate for police reform after her father's death in 2014, has been in a coma since Saturday, when she suffered an asthma attack that triggered a massive heart attack. As of Thursday morning, she remained on life support. “She’s not gone, she’s brain dead,” says her mother. “Physically she is still with us.” Supporters were flooding her Twitter account with messages of support. (Read more Eric Garner stories.)

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