UPDATED December 26, 12:20 p.m. ET: Erica Garner's Twitter account said that NYPD officers rushed the account's manager (who's identified as "one of Ericas workers") out of her room in Woodhull Hospital and the ICU. The worker tweeted that police didn't offer any explanation for their appearance before later claiming "they mixed up the list of people who had permission with the people who don't. Until they figure it out all visits are dead." The account then asked followers to call the hospital for answers.

The account manager was eventually let back into Erica's room. Before the incident, Erica's account tweeted that her condition "has not changed" since falling into a coma.

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Erica Garner, the eldest daughter of police brutality victim Eric Garner, is in critical condition in a Brooklyn hospital after suffering a heart attack. "[She] is still with us," Garner's mother, Esaw Snipes-Garner, told the New York Daily News. "She's fighting."

Garner, 27, went into cardiac arrest Dec. 24 following an asthma attack. By Sunday night, Garner was in critical condition. Garner previously suffered another cardiac arrest earlier this year after giving birth to her son. Doctors eventually determined that Garner, who also has an 8-year-old daughter, had a condition that resulted in an enlarged heart.


"I was here last night and I've been here all day today," Tanya Goode, Garner's foster mother, said Monday. "Erica is on life support. She can’t breathe on her own. So, she's not doing well." 

According to the Daily News, "someone who said they worked for" Garner tweeted from her account Dec. 24. "She is in a coma," the person said. "I'll tweet updates as I have them."

Erica Garner became heavily involved in activism following the 2014 death of her father, who died after being placed in a chokehold by NYPD cop Daniel Pantaleo. The death was later ruled a homicide due to Pantaleo's neck compressions and "the compression of [Garner's] chest and prone positioning during physical restraint by police​."

In a 2016 interview with Elle, Erica detailed her dedication to social justice. "I've absolutely discovered what I want to do with my life," she said. "Before, I was just kind of aimless, not sure what I was going to be doing. Now I know."



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