All photos by Cat Watters.
In a statement from former Democratic Party Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, Sanders praised Erica Snipes Garner, whose father Eric died in a 2014 confrontation with a NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo. Al Sharpton during services read a part of Sander’s statement: “getting to know Erica was one of the great honors of my campaign. Erica never asked to be an activist, but responded to her own personal tragedy by becoming a fierce fighter for criminal justice reform and an end to police brutality.”
After the commotion inside the services Al Sharpton said it was “Erica Garners wishes” to have or not have certain people in attendance.