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Wife of man who filmed Eric Garner death arrested

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Chrissie Ortiz, 30, of Staten Island, is accused of assaulting another woman. (MyFoxNY) Chrissie Ortiz, 30, of Staten Island, is accused of assaulting another woman. (MyFoxNY)
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

The wife of a man who filmed the video of police putting Eric Garner in what appears to be a choke hold has also been arrested.

Just days after her husband was busted, police took Chrissie Ortiz, 30, of Staten Island into custody for allegedly assaulting another woman. 

Ortiz's husband, Ramsey Orta, filmed the now infamous video of NYPD officers arresting Garner. He died soon after. The Medical Examiner ruled his death a homicide.

Ortiz, who spoke to reporters after her husband's arrest last week, said police were looking for an excuse to take him in.

On Tuesday evening, Ortiz was arrested in Tompkinsville after she hit another woman for criticizing her husband, according to the NYPD.

Orta is accused of attempting to hide a hand gun in the waist band of a woman's pants.

The New York City Police Department has been under heavy scrutiny following Garner's death on July 17. 

The choke hold is not allowed under NYPD policy.

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