ALBANY, New York — The Albany County district attorney says police won't face charges in the case of a man who died after officers subdued him with a stun gun.
Prosecutor David Soares says Wednesday that a pathologist determined the Taser didn't cause the death of 39-year-old Albany resident Donald Ivy Jr. last April, but contributed to stress from the struggle with police that led to a fatal heart attack.
Soares says a grand jury declined to file charges after an investigation that determined the officers weren't criminally responsible for Ivy's death.
Ivy, who suffered from mental illness and a heart condition, was stopped by officers as he walked home from a store late at night. Police say Ivy became aggressive, and officers used the stun gun. He later died at a hospital.