Sections

UPDATED

Police say man killed himself in custody

Brooklyn Daily
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook
Subscribe

Don’t miss our updates:

A man hanged himself in police custody in Canarsie following a car crash on Sunday.

Officials discovered him dead and hanging from his T-shirt in his cell in the 69th Precinct station house just 10 minutes after last checking on him, law enforcement sources said.

Police arrested 28-year-old Serge Duthley of 92nd Street after he allegedly crashed a car on Avenue J between Remsen Avenue and E. 91st Street at 12:43 pm, a police report states.

Officers transported him to the Intoxicated Driver Testing Unit at the 78th Precinct station house in Prospect Heights and then back to the 69th Precinct station house for processing, according to officials.

Police found him dead in a cell he alone occupied at 5:30 pm, law enforcement sources said.

The medical examiner ruled it a suicide, officials from the examiner’s office said.

—with Colin Mixson

Reach reporter Max Jaeger at mjaeger@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260–8303. Follow him on Twitter @JustTheMax.
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019: Updated with victim's name and medical examiner's ruling that the death was a suicide.
Today’s news:
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook
Subscribe

Don’t miss our updates:


Reasonable discourse

Comments closed.

First name
Last name
Your neighborhood
Email address
Daytime phone

Your letter must be signed and include all of the information requested above. (Only your name and neighborhood are published with the letter.) Letters should be as brief as possible; while they may discuss any topic of interest to our readers, priority will be given to letters that relate to stories covered by The Brooklyn Paper.

Letters will be edited at the sole discretion of the editor, may be published in whole or part in any media, and upon publication become the property of The Brooklyn Paper. The earlier in the week you send your letter, the better.

Keep it local!

Stay in touch with your community. Subscribe to our free newsletter: