Suspect dies in police custody in Brooklyn

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After being arrested for violating an order of protection, a woman died while in police custody in Brooklyn.

Kyam Livingston, 33, was pronounced dead at Brooklyn Hospital around 7 a.m. Sunday after suffering seizures in Central Booking, police said.

Police arrested Livingston, of Prospect Park South, shortly before 2 a.m. Saturday after she had a verbal dispute with a 79-year-old woman.

Finding her intoxicated, emergency personnel took Livingston to Kings County Hospital where she stayed for several hours. Livingston was then transported to the 70th Precinct for processing and taken to Central Booking to for arraignment at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

After 20 hours in Central Booking, Livingston was taken to another hospital for apparent seizures at 6:40 a.m., police said.

The Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death.

Police said the investigation is ongoing.

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  1. This article does not tell the whole story. According to more than one witness, Kyam Livingston was in pain begging for medical assistance for 7 hours only to have her pleas for help ignored by police at Brooklyn Central Booking. She did not die on the way to the hospital but in the holding cell and EMS did not arrive until she was dead for at least 20 minutes. More information can be found on our Facebook page, “Justice for Kyam Livingston”. Please report the TRUTH and please help us demand justice for Kyam Livingston and improvements in conditions in NYC Central Booking by signing our petition at
    Thank you.