Glenn Seldon (50) died after being arrested on May 11, 2007, for driving with a license that had been suspended for unpaid parking tickets. He was heading for Manhattan to pick up his wife after work when he got lost and stopped to ask some police officers for the direction. It’s unclear how, but the officers found out that his license was suspended.
They immediately arrested him and locked him up for four days for a minor traffic offense. Seldon was battling colon cancer and needed daily medication to control blood clots and a infection. He had a chemotherapy waiting for him so he could hopefully be better and go on a family vacation to Hawaii.
Cops disregarded his weak condition and ignored his need for medicines. After four days behind bars he was dehydrating, his clothes was dirty, and he was incontinent and also weeping uncontrollably.Family’s attorney said that “this matter could have been handled in a more compassionate and humane way”.
When Seldon’s daughter, Criscelle Seldon, saw her father with his soiled pants hanging around his ankles, she said that he looked like he had been in a concentration camp. The doctors from North Shore University Hospital that tried to save Glenn Seldon life, said his infection had worsened and his blood platelet level was dangerously low. He then suffered from mini strokes and unfortunately died 20 May. His wife, Angela Seldon, believes that the stress and the trauma from the incident caused his death.