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Former Colleague Calls Yale Prof’s Death “Political”

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File photo of Yale University. (credit: Christopher Capozziello/Getty Images)

File photo of Yale University. (credit: Christopher Capozziello/Getty Images)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ A former colleague of a Yale University professor who died in police custody is organizing a protest, calling it a “political death.”

The New Haven Register reports  that Nathan Brown, an assistant professor of English at the University of California at Davis, questions the circumstances of the death of Samuel See, who was an assistant professor of English and American studies.

Police detained See last month on a report of a domestic dispute. Police say See’s husband, Saunder Ganglani, was charged with violating a protective order.

Brown says a death in jail is political and is especially the case with a gay man. He says police and the U.S. legal system have shown “historical homophobia.”

He has scheduled a march in New Haven and at the Yale campus on Tuesday.
Information from: New Haven Register,
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