Erica Garner, daughter of Eric Garner, has just thrown fuel on an already-raging conflagration. The New York Post reports that earlier today Garner tweeted out the address of Justin D’Amico, whom she identified as “another officer that helped killed [sic] my dad.” The tweet directed her 5,000-plus Twitter followers to a web page that lists addresses for D’Amico and five possible relatives.
— Peni Basse (@pmbasse) December 26, 2014
The Post determined that the information was viewed about 500 times before Garner’s post was deleted following inquiries by reporters.
An NYPD source said the tweet “poses grave danger” to D’Amico, adding:
She clearly wants someone to go to the officer’s house and assassinate him in cold blood just like [Rafael] Ramos and [Wenjian] Liu [the two officers assassinated last Saturday as they sat in their patrol car].
Ed Mullins, head of the NYPD sergeants union, called the post “disgraceful,” adding that it is symptomatic of “terrible behavior that continues to cause divisive actions throughout the city.”
Jonathan Moore, an attorney for the Garner family, said:
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 is representing Garner’s widow in a $75 million wrongful death suit against the city.