MANHATTAN — The subway station agent arrested after a scuffle with an NYPD officer for refusing to permit him a free cross by way of the safety gate throughout a police chase has died, in line with his union.
Darryl Goodwin, fifty four, who suffered from hypertension and different well being points, made headlines in Might after he denied a free cross to police who have been chasing a theft suspect via his subway station at Columbus Circle.
The officers confronted the station agent, who left the sales space and held up his MTA badge to an NYPD lieutenant’s face. Within the ensuing scuffle, the officer’s hand was minimize, based on prosecutors.
Goodwin stated he pressed the button to open the gate as quickly as he was conscious officers needed to enter the station platform.
He was charged with obstruction of presidency administration, misdemeanor assault and resisting arrest.
The vice chairman of Transit Staff Union Native one hundred, Derick Echevarria, defended Goodwin’s conduct within the trade and vowed to clear his identify.
“We consider this unwarranted arrest had an underlying have an effect on on his demise,” Echevarria stated. “Darryl was stressed and dealing a number of extra time to recuperate the wages he misplaced. He by no means ought to have been arrested.”
Relations didn’t need to reveal Goodwin’s explanation for demise.
The Manhattan District Lawyer’s workplace declined to touch upon the case.