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Family Rallies One Year After Woman Dies in Police Custody

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A year after a Brooklyn woman died in police custody, her family gathered to mark the somber anniversary.

The rally took place outside of the Central Booking Jail in Brooklyn—where Kyam Livingston was held last July.

She'd been arrested for violating a restraining order.

According to the family, cops ignored Livingston's complaints of stomach pains, diarrhea and convulsions.

"She's gone, but she'll never be forgotten. I'm not going to let them forget they killed her either," said Anita Neal, Livingston's mother.

"Hopefully, it will not happen to anybody else due to the attention that's being drawn here,"
said another person at the rally.

The medical examiner ruled her death was from natural causes, due to an alcoholic seizure.

The family filed a wrongful death lawsuit last October and say the city has not fully investigated the incident.

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