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Brooklyn Woman Dies Suddenly in Police Custody

By Jess Wisloski | July 21, 2013 5:05pm
 Kyam Livingston, 33, died in police custody on July 21, 2013.
Kyam Livingston, 33, died in police custody on July 21, 2013.
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PROSPECT PARK SOUTH — A woman who was arrested early Saturday after violating an order of protection collapsed in seizures and died shortly afterwards in police custody, cops said.

Kyam Livingston, 33, of Stratford Road, was taken into police custody at 1:51 a.m. after a woman, 79, reported she and Livingston had gotten into a verbal dispute that violated an order of protection, which she reported about an hour earlier.

Livingston was immediately brought to Kings County Hospital — initially for intoxication, according to police — but then released back to the 70th Precinct at 9 a.m. for the processing of her arrest, cops said.

Police then transported her to Brooklyn Central Booking around 10:30 a.m., where she was set to wait until her arraignment. But nearly a day later, at 6:40 a.m. on Sunday, she was rushed to Brooklyn Hospital suffering from seizures, police said.

By 6:58 a.m. police said she was pronounced dead at Brooklyn Hospital. The medical examiner was investigating the cause of death on Sunday, and police did not have further information on the incident.