New Haven police say the three-day delay in releasing information about the death of a Yale professor while in detention was an oversight.
Police announced last Wednesday that Samuel See had been found unresponsive in his cell at the detention facility the previous Sunday.
Assistant Chief Archie Generoso tells the New Haven Register that the delay was not sinister, but an oversight.
He said the announcement would likely have been made on Nov. 25, the day after See's death. But police and other authorities were preoccupied that day with an anonymous report of a gunman that prompted a lockdown at Yale University.
The 34-year-old See was an assistant professor of English and American studies and was on leave.
He had been charged with violating a protective order, threatening and interfering with police.
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