Police arrest boyfriend of Erica Garner for assault

Police have arrested the boyfriend of Erica Garner after he allegedly beat her.



Police say 31-year-old Darren Flowers was arrested after he tried to pour liquid down Garner's throat and choked her. They say Flowers grabbed Garner's cellphone when she tried to call police.



Erica is the daughter of Eric Garner, who died in 2014 after a police officer put him in an apparent chokehold after suspecting him of selling illegal cigarettes.



Flowers is facing charges including assault and criminal obstruction of breathing.


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