Grand jury: No indictments in case of NYC man who died in Schenectady PD custody

October 20, 2018 08:41 AM

A grand jury will not issue indictments in the death of a New York City man who stopped breathing while in the custody of Schenectady police.

Andrew Kearse was visiting a friend last year, when police pulled him over for a traffic violation. He sped away, pulled into his friend's driveway and fled on foot.

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After being caught nearby and handcuffed, he was placed in an officer's car.

A report by Attorney General Barbara Underwood says before and during the drive to the police station, Kearse told officers dozens of times he was having trouble breathing.

Kearse collapsed at the station and was later pronounced dead at a hospital.


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