Man who recorded Eric Garner chokehold arrested

The man who recorded the video of the fatal police chokehold on Eric Garner in Staten Island last year is now facing drug charges.



Police say that Ramsey Orta was arrested Wednesday after selling $40 worth of "molly" to an undercover officer.



Orta recorded the video of a police officer restraining Garner. The medical examiner later ruled Garner's death a homicide and found that the chokehold contributed to it.



Orta's lawyer says his client is innocent of the drug charges.


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