Family of Kyam Livingston demanding answers 1 month after jail cell death

Livingston died after apparently convulsing and begging for help last month.

Livingston died after apparently convulsing and begging for help last month. (8/21/13)

BROOKLYN - The family of a Brooklyn woman who died in police custody last month is fighting for answers.

A vigil was held Wednesday for 37-year-old Kyam Livingston, who was awaiting arraignment in her holding cell when she apparently began convulsing and begging for help.

An inmate who witnessed Livingston's behavior that night says police barely responded, adding that she was assisted only by another woman in the cell.

Family members say they would like to see surveillance video, but have been denied by the NYPD.


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