Rochester police officers holding down Daniel Prude, who had run naked through the streets of the western New York city, this past March. He died of asphyxiation after police put a hood over his head, then pressed his face into the pavement for two minutes, according to video and records released last week by the man's family. (Rochester Police, Roth and Roth LLP via AP) … [Read more...] about Rochester protests: Activists wearing nothing but ‘spit hoods’ demonstrate in 6th day of unrest
“The members of the Rochester Police Department and the Greater Rochester Community know my reputation and know what I stand for,” he said in the statement. “The mischaracterization and the politicization of the actions that I took after being informed of Mr. Prude’s death is not based on facts, and is not what I stand for. ” … [Read more...] about Rochester police leaders retire after suffocation death
Prude’s family contends his death and a cover-up stem from longstanding police department policy and practice that “condones and encourages officers to use excessive force as a matter of course, and to lie in official police paperwork and sworn testimony to justify their unlawful actions.” … [Read more...] about Rochester protesters paint ‘murderers’, ‘resign’ on street during Daniel Prude demonstrations
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Prude, a 41-year-old Black man, died after police in Rochester, N.Y., found him running naked in a street around 3 a.m. on March 23, put a hood over his head to stop him from spitting, then held him down for about two minutes until he stopped breathing. He died a week later after he was taken off life support. … [Read more...] about Daniel Prude death raises new questions over New York Mental Hygiene Law, 911 calls involving PCP