Feb 23, 2021
Grand jury declines to bring charges against officers in death of Daniel Prude
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James said during a press conference that her office presented an “extensive case,” to the grand jury, and made “every attempt to demonstrate the facts.But ultimately, we have to respect the decision.”
Prude, a Black man, died on March 30, one week after he was detained after running naked throughout the streets. Video of officers pinning him down and placing a “spit hood” over his head went viral, drawing national outrage.
Prude’s death gained attention after his family released footage of the incident in early September, accusing the city of a cover-up over his death.
A medical examiner ruled that his death was a homicide caused by “complications of asphyxia in the setting of physical restraint.”
This is a developing report.
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Student athletes want to play ball, pols take mayor to task
Currently, New York City is the only place in the state where school sports are still not allowed following the worst phases of the COVID-19 pandemic. Mayor Bill de Blasio has said that at the present time, his priority is getting kids back into the classroom.
Recently, a group of Southern Brooklyn elected officials wrote a letter to de Blasio and outgoing School Chancellor Richard Carranza urging them to bring back higher-risk sports, spring season sports-league permits, the return of Public School Athletic League (PSAL) sports, and clear guidelines on how to bring them back safely to the neighborhood.