Erica Garner Was Reportedly Declared Brain Dead

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Family members were being called early Thursday to the hospital to say final goodbyes to Erica.

She remained on life support as of Thursday morning, her mother Esaw Snipes told the News. The elder Garner had been put into a chokehold by an officer with the New York Police Department and could be heard pleading, "I can't breathe!"

Supporters were flooding her Twitter account with messages of support.

Garner suffered "major brain damage" from the heart attack she suffered on Saturday night, her family announced Wednesday.

Massive protests were held across the country to register anger over the grand jury's decision not to charge a white police officer in the death of an unarmed black man.

'Physically she is still with us'. Erica posted a photo of the occasion to her Twitter, with the caption, "My daughter and I at my father's memorial at the spot where he was murdered". The chokehold Eric was put in by officer Daniel Pantaleo lasted anywhere from 15 to 19 seconds.

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An asthma attack reportedly triggered the heart attack.

The city medical examiner ruled Garner's death a homicide, with asthma and obesity as contributing factors.

She suffered her first heart attack after the delivery and doctors believe the pregnancy stressed her already enlarged heart, according to the News.

The 27-year-old activist is the daughter of Eric Garner.

Garner, who has an eight-year-old daughter and a baby boy born in August, suffered her first heart attack shortly after the recent birth. An out-of-court settlement in which the city agreed to pay the Garner family $5.9 million was announced in 2015.

"She is still in a medically induced coma".

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