- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 2, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) - The Latest on the death of a prison inmate north of New York (all times local):

6:30 p.m.

A family says it’s “deeply troubled” by prosecutors’ decision not to bring charges in the death of a New York prison inmate the family alleges was thrown down stairs by guards known as the Beat Up Squad.

The family of Samuel Harrell says an autopsy ruling his April 2015 death a “homicide” unambiguously links it to “the brutal actions of these officers.”

The family says in a statement issued Wednesday there’s “clear criminal wrongdoing by the Corrections Officers.” It says it will continue to demand justice.

Manhattan Acting U.S. Attorney Joon H. Kim and Dutchess County District Attorney William V. Grady say there’s insufficient evidence to bring charges in Harrell’s death at the Fishkill Correctional Facility in Beacon.

They say there’s no video evidence of the altercation between Harrell and guards and eyewitness accounts were inconsistent.

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4:50 p.m.

Prosecutors say they won’t bring criminal charges in the death of a New York prison inmate whose family alleges he was beaten and thrown down stairs by guards known as the Beat Up Squad.

The family of inmate Samuel Harrell had alleged in a lawsuit he died in April 2015 after being assaulted by guards at the Fishkill Correctional Facility in Beacon.

Prosecutors announced Wednesday they were closing the probe.

Manhattan Acting U.S. Attorney Joon H. Kim and Dutchess County District Attorney William V. Grady say there’s insufficient evidence to bring charges in Harrell’s death.

They say there’s no video evidence of the altercation between Harrell and guards. They say eyewitness accounts by inmates and others were inconsistent and contradictory.

The prosecutors also cite inconclusive medical evidence of excessive force.

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