January 10, 2018
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Erica Garner was laid to rest in Harlem on Monday, January 8, but an alleged family altercation almost marred the tragic loss of the late Eric Garner‘s eldest daughter.
According to reports, a physical altercation erupted after Erica’s grandmother, Gwen Carr, Eric’s mother, arrived to pay her respects at First Corinthian Baptist Church.
Rev. Al Sharpton delivered the eulogy and reportedly spoke up while the commotion occurred saying,“Everyone has family divisions. We have to respect Erica. All of us have feuds, all of us have differences. I have some in my family I don’t speak to now. And I’m saved. This is about Erica.” He also spoke to BuzzFeed News about Erica’s tragic death. Watch below.
“This is clearly the second victim of the same crime.” Rev. Al Sharpton says Erica Garner’s heart attack and death were caused by the pain of watching her father, Eric Garner, die at the hands of an NYPD officer. pic.twitter.com/mx8uSjvnIQ
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) January 9, 2018
The 27-year-old died December 30 after spending a week in a coma following a heart attack.
Our continuous prayers and well wishes are with the Garner family.