Ramsey Orta (pictured without a hat), the man who filmed Eric Garner’s death, will have to wait until March 12th to see how his current trial plays out.
Judge Stephen J. Rooney adjourned the case five minutes after Orta appeared in Richmond County Court Thursday morning for his latest hearing in order to obtain a DNA sample in connection with an unrelated illegal gun possession case Orta is dealing with concurrently.
Officials have charged the 22-year-old with single felony counts of third-degree criminal weapons possession and criminal firearms possession, in addition to a misdemeanor weapon possession.
They allege a female accomplice handed Orta a handgun outside an infamous drug spot on Staten Island last August. Orta and others maintain the arrest is retaliation from the NYPD for recording their interaction with Garner.
Supporters gathered with Orta outside the courthouse after the hearing.
Source: New Pittsburgh Courier