A professor from Yale University, who was arrested on charges of fighting police officers while they investigated a domestic dispute complaint, was taken to a county jail and ended up dying the next day, police investigators have stated.
Samuel See, age 34, was being held in a jail cell at the Union Detention Facility when he was discovered unresponsive in his cell. He was later declared dead, the New Haven police said. The medical examiner’s office stated the cause of the Yale professor’s death was undergoing more study.
Police were called to See’s house after they received a complaint of there being a domestic dispute. The grievance came in around 5 p.m. Saturday. New Haven police spoke with an individual named Saunder Ganglani, who identified himself as See’s husband. He explained that he had traveled to the house the two men shared in order to gather up his belongings. Ganglani was accused of violating a restraining order.
However, See was the one who began to threaten police officials after fighting with them when they attempted to put handcuffs on him. He became angry when he was informed that there was a second protective order that had been issued to protect Ganglani from him. See was infuriated by this time, screaming that they were at his home and that he had no reason to be arrested. That is when the fight broke out. As the Yale professor was being placed in a police car, he yelled at one of the police officers saying “I will kill you … I will destroy you”.
See was first treated for a cut that was over one eye at a hospital, but police could not say what had caused that wound. He was then taken to the jail around 9:15 p.m. Saturday evening by authorities. He was said to be attentive and collaborative with investigators all though his detainment. See was given charges of violating the protective order, interfering with police business and also threatening of another human being. He still was corporate through everything and acted in a normal manner.
However, he was found unresponsive in a cell around 6 a.m. Sunday. The police immediately began giving him CPR and other lifesaving measures, until they were dismissed by the New Haven Fire and Rescue team.
He was an associate professor of English and American studies and was on leave from the university at the present time. He was believed to have been taking the present semester off.
Yale said it was extremely saddened to hear about See’s death and encouraged anyone who needed support to reach out for counseling if needed. In fact the school is encouraging anyone who feels in need of emotional support to reach out to family and friends who are in the community. They also can use any resources at university which may be available for counseling and also consultation which includes Yale’s university chaplain.
Anyone that is having trouble dealing with the death of the Yale professor does have numerous opportunities to get help from the university.
By Kimberly Ruble
Kansas City News