Claim Filed Against City of Schenectady for $25 Million


There’s a notice of claim against the city of Schenectady.

It’s from the family of a New York City man who died while in custody of Schenectady Police earlier this year.

Normally that’s seen as a precursor to a formal lawsuit. 

According to the Gazette, the notice accuses police of failing to respond properly to Andrew Kearse's medical issues. 

The 36-year-old Kearse died on May 11th after he led officers on a brief foot chase. 

He said he was dizzy and could not breathe in the patrol car, and was unresponsive when officers got to police headquarters. 

The claim seeks damages of $25 million.

Photo: City of Schenectady Facebook Page

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