Feb 23, 2021
Grand Jury Declines To Indict Officers In Death Of Daniel Prude, Chicago Man Who Died While Being Restrained By Police In Rochester, N.Y.
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ALBANY, N.Y. (CBS Chicago/CBS News) — New York state Attorney General Letitia James announced Tuesday that has announced no officers will be charged following an investigation into the death of Daniel Prude, a 41-year-old Black man from Chicago who died after being restrained by Rochester police last year.
James said Tuesday that her office presented the “strongest case possible” to a grand jury, but the grand jury decided not to indict any officers in the case. James’ office is required to investigate police-involved deaths of unarmed civilians under state law.READ MORE: Buona Beef Hiring 500 Employees For New And Existing Chicago Area Restaurants
The body cam video shows Rochester officers detaining a naked 41-year-old Prude in the early hours of March 23. Prude was ordered to lie on the ground.
Police put his hands behind his back and handcuffed him.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Mild For A While
The video shows Prude yelling and spitting as he lies completely naked on the snow-covered ground. A white spit hood is placed on his head. Later, an officer appears to be pushing his head into the pavement.
Prude goes on to become unresponsive. He was taken to the hospital, where he died days later. His death was ruled a homicide, caused by “complications of asphyxia in the setting of physical restraint.”
The video drew protests in Rochester and across the country, along with questions over the handling of the probe by city officials. Seven Rochester police officers were suspended, and the city’s police chief first announced his retirement and was then fired in September. Union officials have insisted police followed their training.MORE NEWS: Tiger Woods Undergoing Surgery For ‘Multiple Leg Injuries’ Suffered In Rollover Crash In California
CBS News’ Erin Donoghue contributed to this report.
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Teen Arrested After Innocent Driver Is Killed When Grand Prairie PD Chase Ends With Crash In Dallas
When the driver entered Dallas the truck exited the highway.READ MORE: As Texas COVID-19 Hospitalizations Fall The State Death Toll Nears 44,000
The crash happened around 2:15 a.m. when the driver ran a red light at the intersection of Ross Avenue and North Peak Street, just east of Central Expressway, and slammed into a 4-door sedan killing one person inside. The name of the victim has not been released.
The driver of the stolen pickup truck, 18-year-old Ramiro Sotelo, of Balch Springs, and a juvenile passenger were arrested at the scene. They were not injured. Sotelo is facing charges including murder, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, and evading arrest.MORE NEWS: Former Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall Explains Why No Action Was Ever Taken Against Officer Bryan Riser, Now Charged With Capital Murder
Dallas police are investigating the crash, while officials in Grand Prairie are in charge of the chase investigation.