The Staten Island man who took video of New York police officers forcibly arresting another man who later died was himself arrested over the weekend, the NYPD says and USA Today reports.
Ramsey Orta, 22, was arrested Saturday and is charged with two counts of criminal possession of a weapon. Police said plainclothes officers from a narcotics unit saw Orta allegedly attempt to slide a .25-caliber semiautomatic handgun into the waistband of a 17-year-old girl on a street just blocks from where Orta recorded the NYPD's fatal July 17 confrontation with Eric Garner.
Orta had a previous weapon conviction that prohibited him from possessing a firearm. He is due in court this month on robbery charges stemming from a May arrest and an assault charge from an arrest three days before Garner's death, according to court records.