officer responsible for eric garner's death placed on desk duty

Who knew someone can get arrested after doing the right thing. 22 year old Ramsey Orta was arrested this weekend. Ramsey has gained a lot of attention within the passed week for recording the video of the infamous Eric Garner incident. Hit the jump to see why the NYPD arrested Ramsey!


Police say a man who shot cellphone video of police holding Eric Garner in an apparent chokehold on Staten Island has been arrested.

22-year old Ramsey Orta was arrested along with a 17-year-old Saturday night in front of the Richmond Hotel and charged with criminal possession of an unloaded firearm.

Authorities say the weapon recovered was a 25 caliber Norton semi-automatic that was reported stolen in Michigan in 2007. Police seized the gun along with marijuana.

Orta was put in the spotlight after he shot video capturing an NYPD officer using an apparent chokehold to restrain Eric Garner on July 17th, a move the Medical Examiner has ruled led to the death of the father of 6.

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