Second person this month dies in NYPD custody
Police are investigating the death of a 33-year-old woman who died in a hospital yesterday as she awaited arraignment.
Kyam Livingston of Flatbush was pronounced dead at Brooklyn Hospital shortly before 7 a.m. after EMS transported her there from Brooklyn central booking when she started experiencing apparent seizures, the NYPD said.
Livingston was arrested early Saturday morning before 2 a.m. following a dispute with a 79-year-old relative who had an order of protection against the suspect, according to the NYPD. Livingston was taken to Kings County Hospital for intoxication before heading to the 70 precinct at 9 a.m. for arrest processing. She was then taken to central booking for arraignment at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday. She was pronounced dead almost 24 hours later.
Livingston was second person to die in police custody this month, after the July 5 death of 39-year-old Angel Cordero, who was arrested the day before for allegedly assaulting a 48-year-old woman with a knife. Cordero died after suffering from a seizure around 5:30 a.m. in his holding cell at the 88 precinct in Brooklyn while waiting for EMS, according to NYPD.