Woman dies in NYPD custody

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A Brooklyn woman died in police custody early Sunday at a Brooklyn hospital as she was being treated for apparent seizures, the NYPD said.

Kyam Livingston, 33, was arrested early Saturday after police received a 911 call reporting a dispute at Livingston's Stratford Road home just south of Prospect Park, police said.

When police arrived, a 79-year-old woman at the residence told them she was involved in a verbal argument with Livingston, who had been violating an order of protection against her. Livingston was arrested at 1:51 a.m. and taken to Kings County Hospital for what appeared to be intoxication, police said.

Seven hours later, Livingston was released from the hospital and taken to the 70th Precinct to be processed for arrest, then taken to Brooklyn Central Booking at 10:30 a.m. to await arraignment, police said.

At 6:40 a.m. on Sunday, police said, Livingston suffered apparent seizures and was taken by ambulance to Brooklyn Hospital. Less than 20 minutes later, police said, Livingston was pronounced dead.

Police said the city medical examiner is determining the cause of death, and the investigation is ongoing.

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