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District attorney: Albany police won't face charges in death of man subdued with stun gun


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.

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