By Emily Saul New York Post October 25, 2016
The daughter of NYPD chokehold victim Eric Garner has been harassing her late father’s girlfriend on Facebook — repeatedly degrading her as a “side piece” and scaring the woman so much she’s asking a judge to issue a restraining order.
Garner’s former gal pal Jewel Miller, the mother of his 2 1/2 year old daughter, has been so frightened of Erica Garner’s social media comments that she even fears for the life of little Legacy — who was born after her father’s death in 2014.
“Who wanna slap jewel fa me?” Erica Garner wrote in one aggressive post. “… So if your [sic] reading this post and standing next to her smack the s— out of her and remind her she was a side piece and nothing more.”
“Jewel miller is an embarrassment to my dads [sic] legacy she never in the paper for anything positive just gossip and negative petty s—.”
The tot’s attorney Lorraine Coyle told The Post she’d asked Staten Island Surrogate Court Judge Robert Gigante to issue a restraining order against Erica Garner in a letter earlier this month.
Judge Gigante has yet to issue a decision on that matter.
The document is the latest in a drawn-out battle over the $6.9 million settlement awarded in Garner’s wrongful death suit.
Because Legacy is Garner’s child — confirmed by DNA tests — she’s entitled to a cut of the settlement.
Erica Garner is the oldest of four children Garner sired with wife Esaw before his death, and Coyle has requested that those four children undergo paternity testing as well.
The parties are due before Gigante, who will eventually determine the allocations of the settlement in November.
Garner died at the hands of NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo in July 2014.
Pantaleo was never charged, but sources have told The Post the Justice Department intends to “aggressively” pursue a case against him.