Eric Garner’s Daughter to Be Brought Out of Coma But Not Without Drama from NYPD

"They rushed me out of the ICU with no explanation."

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Eric Garner’s oldest daughter, Erica Garner, has been hospitalized since Christmas Eve. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

As doctors at NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull prepare to wake Erica Garner from her coma, drama with the local police has unfolded. According to Garner’s Twitter account, one of her workers who had been visiting was rushed out of the activist’s room only to be allowed to return later on.

Garner, the daughter of Eric Garner who died at the hands of New York policeman in 2014, has been in a coma since Sunday, Dec. 24. The 27-year-old had suffered her second heart attack in four months before being hospitalized in critical condition.

By Tuesday, Dec. 26, the unnamed worker updating Garner’s followers about the writer’s condition had been calling on people to call Woodhull. The employee had expressed distrust over the NYPD’s explanation for pushing out Garner’s visitor. Officers claimed they couldn’t distinguish people who have permission to visit from those who do not, despite Garner’s employee having an official pass.

A call to the NYPD was referred to Woodhull while the hospital told Atlanta Black Star it would not be giving information to the public. Woodhull’s risk management department did not answer when called.


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By midmorning Tuesday, the visitor had been allowed to return to Garner’s bedside. An update on her condition was not disclosed.

Some celebrated the success of their calls.

Still, users were fired up over the initial disruption.

Several expressed suspicion over what medical personnel may have done to Garner during the guest’s absence.

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