Wife of Man Who Took Video of Eric Garner Is Arrested

NYPD officers in 2013  SPENCER PLATT/GETTY IMAGES
NYPD officers in 2013
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On Sunday Ramsey Orta was arrested on criminal gun-possession charges. His wife, Chrissie Ortiz, was arrested Tuesday, and the family maintains that they are being singled out by police.

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.