SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — A man who died in Schenectady police custody is heard struggling for breath and pleading for help in a recording his widow said came from a squad car dash-cam video.
Angelique Negroni-Kearse provided the audio to BuzzFeed News . She said she recorded it on her phone during a meeting last month with state attorney general's office prosecutors investigating the death of 36-year-old Andrew Kearse.
According to Schenectady police, Kearse ran after being stopped for a traffic violation in May 2017 when he was in the city visiting a friend. He had just served two years in prison for theft and was wanted for a parole violation.
Officers were transporting him to the police station when he complained of difficulty breathing.
Police and the attorney general's office declined comment.