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Outraged protesters demand justice for inmate's death

February 17, 2019 12:19 PM

The death of a Greene County inmate brought protesters to the streets demanding justice. 

They arrived at the former Albany DMV building 10:30 Sunday morning and began heading to the prison, questioning how Anthony Myrie died. 

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Myrie died at Albany Medical Center on February 11. He was serving a seven-year sentence after being convicted of attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance.

According to a DOCCS spokesperson, Myrie died following a three-on-one fight with other incarcerated individuals in a housing unit of Greene Correctional Facility. 

The spokesperson says officers responded and helped stop the fight. Myrie was escorted and interviewed, and that's when he complained of chest pain. After being sent to the medical unit, he collapsed and was later pronounced dead. 

The preliminary autopsy shows no signs of trauma and the cause of death appears to be consistent with sudden cardiac arrest. 

This is still an ongoing investigation. NewsChannel 13 will have have more information as soon as it's available. 

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Muneib Chater

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