One of Eric Garner's daughters tweeted out the address of one of the New York City police officers present during the chokehold that led to her father's death, the New York Post reported.
According to the Post, Erica Garner tweeted Thursday that Justin D’Amico was “another officer that helped killed [sic] my dad,” and linked to a Web page with addresses for D’Amico and for five "possible" relatives. She included the hashtag "#Doxx," an Internet term for revealing someone's personal information.
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Erica Garner has more than 5,000 Twitter followers; her post was retweeted about 500 times before it was deleted after inquiries from the Post, the newspaper said.
The tweet comes during a time of heightened concern for police officers' safety, after two NYPD cops were gunned down in Brooklyn last week by a man who'd indicated he was taking revenge for the deaths of Garner and Michael Brown.
Erica Garner, daughter of Eric Garner, leads a march of people protesting the grand jury's decision not to indict a police officer involved in the July chokehold death of her father, Dec. 11, 2014. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
According to the Post, Garner family attorney Jonathan Moore didn't deny that Erica Garner posted the tweet, but said 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 told the newspaper.
D’Amico, who was partnered with Officer Daniel Pantaleo, was granted immunity from prosecution in return for testifying before the grand jury about Garner's July death.