Family of Kyam Livingston hold rally to mark four month anniversary of her death
The family of a woman who died in a crowded jail cell in Brooklyn held a rally to mark the four month anniversary of her death.
37-year-old Kyam Livingston was dead for 20 minutes before EMS arrived. Fellow prisoners said that she begged and pleaded for help for hours.
Check out footage from the rally below:
Livingston was arrested after violating an order of protection taken out by her 78-year-old grandmother Theresa Johnson. Johnson called police after Livingston broke furniture in the home during a fit of violence.
She was taken to Brooklyn Central Jail and placed in a holding cell for 20 hours before she became sick.
The family has four demands: the names of the officers who allegedly ignored Livington’s cries for help, criminal charges filed against the officers, an investigation of Brooklyn Central Bookings and surveillance video footage of Livingston’s final hours.
The NYPD claims that no such footage exist. A lawsuit filed against the NYPD and New York City by the family last month is currently underway.
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