The death of an inmate at Greene Correctional Facility is currently under investigation by state officials.
The New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision confirmed to NEWS10 ABC that Anthony Myrie died following a fight involving several inmates.
While it is standard protocol to not comment on an ongoing investigation, the Department is providing additional facts on the death of Anthony Myrie given the abundance of misinformation in circulation.
Mr. Myrie was involved in a three-on-one fight with other incarcerated individuals in a housing unit of Greene Correctional Facility. Correction officers responded and issued verbal commands which stopped the fight. No officers used force at any time. Following the altercation, Mr. Myrie was examined by facility medical staff who found no injuries as a result of the incident.
He was escorted to a holding area to be interviewed by security staff, at which time, he complained of chest pain. Mr. Myrie was immediately returned to the medical unit for further evaluation when he collapsed, unconscious and unresponsive. At that point, medical staff began emergency response and called for outside emergency medical services.
He was transported by ambulance to Albany Medical Center for further treatment where he was, ultimately, pronounced dead. While the official cause of death will be determined and released by the Albany County Medical Examiner’s Office pursuant to County Law §671 and §674, the preliminary autopsy results indicate Mr. Myrie’s body had no signs of trauma and the cause of death appears to be consistent with sudden cardiac arrest.
-DOCCS Spokesperson Thomas Mailey
According to the DOCCS, Myrie was serving a 7-year sentence after being convicted of Attempted Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in New York County.
Myrie’s body is currently at the Albany County Medical Examiner’s Office. An official cause of death will be released after an autopsy. The investigation into the incident is still ongoing.
Myrie’s death has caught the attention of social media, including celebrities like rappers Cardi B and Meek Mill. In an instagram post, Cardi B commented on her own experiences with loved ones serving time at the Greene Correctional Facility, accusing corrections officers of beating people and mistreating inmates.
NEWS10 ABC will continue to bring you the latest on this story as we learn more.