In November, openly gay Yale professor Samuel See died in the custody of New Haven police after a being arrested following a scuffle with his estranged husband. Yesterday the medical examiner’s office ruled that See had died from a drug overdose.
See died of acute methamphetamine and amphetamine intoxication with recent myocardial infarction. His death was ruled an accident. See was found unresponsive in a detention cell at 6 a.m. on Nov. 24. Court marshals performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation until medics arrived. See, who was alone in his cell, was pronounced dead at 6:15 a.m. See, an assistant professor of English and American studies, was on leave this semester. New Haven police are investigating the circumstances of See’s death. New Haven police responded to a domestic dispute at See’s home the evening of Nov. 23. Sunder Ganglani, 32, who identified himself as See’s husband, was at the home in violation of a protective order, police said.
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