NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A medical examiner has ruled out trauma as a cause of death for a Yale University professor who died in detention one day after a struggle with police.
Samuel See was an assistant professor of English and American studies at the Ivy League school in Connecticut.
He was detained last month by police who were responding to a report of domestic dispute. He was charged with violating a protective order, threatening and interfering with police. Police said that during his arrest, See and officers fell and See was cut above his left eye.
New Haven police say trauma was ruled out as a cause but a full autopsy won't be released until a toxicology report is available.
Chief Dean Esserman also apologized for a three-day delay in releasing information about See's death.