BROOKLYN - The family of a Brooklyn woman who died while in police custody is suing New York City and the NYPD.
Kyam Livingston, 37, was being held in Brooklyn’s central booking in July when she began complaining about an intense stomach pain and diarrhea while in her cell. Her family and other supporters say officers ignored her requests for medical attention.
She was arrested for violating an order of protection.
Livingston’s loved ones took their case to federal court and demanded that the NYPD release the names of the officers who were working that night as well as the surveillance video of her cell.
Police say Livingston was taken to Kings County Hospital before being taken to central booking and that she was intoxicated on the night she died. The autopsy report revealed chronic alcoholism as the cause of death.
Her family remains adamant that more should have been done to save Livingston's life.