Prisoner hangs self in 61st Precinct cell

On Friday, August 30 at 5:54 a.m. a 29-year-old white male prisoner was discovered hanging from a shirt tied around his neck inside his detention cell in the 61st Precinct stationhouse, located on Coney Island Avenue at Avenue W in Gravesend.

A sergeant inspecting the cell area found the male hanging unconscious and unresponsive, immediately caused out for assistance and administered first aid after untying the shirt.

EMS arrived at the stationhouse and took the prisoner to Coney Island Hospital, where he remained until he died nearly a week later on Thursday, September 5.

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