The wife of Ramsay Orta — who videotaped the Eric Garner being placed into a chokehold that, according to the medical examiner, caused his death — has been charged for misdemeanor assault of a woman. SI Live reports that Chrissie Oritz was placed under arrest in the area covered by the troubled 120th Precinct, not far from where Garner was killed. Orta was released with a desk appearance ticket.
Ramsey Orta was arrested last Saturday in an unrelated incident for gun possession. Chrissie Ortiz and other family members claim that her husband’s arrest was “a setup.”