Erica Garner, daughter of Eric Garner, used Twitter to post that patrolman Justin D’Amico was “another officer that helped killed [sic] my dad,” adding a link to a Web page listing the addresses of D’Amico and five possible relatives.
Officer D’Amico was present when her father in the altercation with police where an officer used a choke hold on Garner; he was dead by the time he reached a hospital one hour after the confrontation.
According to the New York Post, the “information was viewed about 500 times before Garner’s stunning tweet was deleted following inquiries” by them—on Christmas Day.
An NYPD source said Erica Garner’s “disgusting” tweet “poses grave danger” to D’Amico.
“She clearly wants someone to go to the officer’s house and assassinate him in cold blood just like Ramos and Liu,” the source said.
The head of the NYPD sergeants union, Ed Mullins, called the tweet “terrible behavior that continues to cause divisive actions throughout the city.”
“The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree,” Mullins added.
While the NYPD may have been furious, Erica Garner seemed to think it was something of a hoot.
She called the information about D’Amico “just something light” and included the hashtag #Doxx, which refers to the online practice of revealing private details about people’s lives.
Garner family lawyer Jonathan Moore, who is preparing a $75 million suit against the city, didn’t deny that Erica Garner posted the tweet, but maintained that she “did not have any knowledge of what was in those links.”
“Nobody in the Garner family, including Erica, would consciously send information out about the personal address or phone number or any identifying information about the police officers, particularly after what happened to those two officers,” Moore said.