Nazario was arrested by two police officers in Windsor, Virginia, in December. During the traffic stop, so police believed a license plate was missing, officers sprayed pepper with Nazario and pushed him to the ground with the guns out, according to body camera footage.
Carr’s niece is the one who told him the man in the video was Nazario, Carr said.
“This is happening again, you know,” Carr’s niece said, according to Carr. “First to my cousin, then to my nephew.”
Carr did not explain in her comments exactly how she and Nazario are related, but said she saw him at a funeral in February.
“He was traumatized. He couldn’t say anything about it. He thought the police would retaliate, but then thank God he got it. And I want everyone to pray for him,” he said.
Garner’s death, which occurred three weeks before Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, Missouri, was one of the final straws that sparked an increase in police liability claims and led the Black Lives Matter movement to the vanguard of national consciousness.
CNN’s Laura Ly and LaCrisha McAllister contributed to this report.