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    DEAR MISS MANNERS: A colleague of mine likes to tell jokes and will preface a punchline with “Pardon my French,” and then follow with something that is either obscene or offensive, ending with a boisterous laugh. I detest this sort of boorish behavior, but any look of disdain on my behalf only leads him to take further aim at me, saying things like, “Oh, we mustn’t offend poor Tania!” making me look prudish and stuffy, which I am not. I must deal with him frequently and can never be certain when he’ll erupt into this sort of embarrassing vulgarity. Can Miss Manners suggest a way to respond? GENTLE READER: If you will first kindly explain to Miss Manners what is so terrible about being considered prudish and stuffy. By your own account, we could use a touch more of that, considering how much we have of the opposite. Related Articles...
    Joe Prude, brother of Daniel Prude, right, and his son Armin, stand with a picture of Daniel Prude in Rochester, N.Y., on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey New York state has investigated 43 occasions where police killed unarmed individuals since 2015. Zero of those cases have resulted in convictions. 10 investigations are ongoing. Police officers enjoy special legal doctrines that make it harder to prosecute them. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. On Tuesday, a grand jury in New York declined to indict any of the seven police officers involved in the killing of Daniel Prude, a Black man who died in March after officers placed a bag over his head while he appeared to be experiencing a mental health crisis. It was another loss for the office of the New York Attorney General. Out of the 43 investigations into police killings the attorney general's...
    By MICHAEL HILL and MICHAEL R. SISAK, Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A grand jury’s decision not to indict officers involved in a fatal encounter with an unarmed Black man illustrates a hard reality for a special unit created to investigate deaths at the hands of police: Few of the probes overseen by New York’s attorney general have led to charges against officers. The Daniel Prude case marks the third time a grand jury has declined to bring charges in a case handled by the Special Investigations and Prosecutions Unit, created in 2015 amid an outcry over police skirting punishment in the deaths of unarmed Black people. The unit has yet to win a conviction. Still, legal experts credit it for dispelling the secrecy that surrounded police prosecutions in New York and for avoiding potential conflicts of interest between local district attorneys and police. And they note that it...
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A grand jury’s decision not to indict officers involved in a fatal encounter with an unarmed Black man illustrates a hard reality for a special unit created to investigate deaths at the hands of police: Few of the probes overseen by New York’s attorney general have led to charges against officers. The Daniel Prude case marks the third time a grand jury has declined to bring charges in a case handled by the Special Investigations and Prosecutions Unit, created in 2015 amid an outcry over police skirting punishment in the deaths of unarmed Black people. The unit has yet to win a conviction. Still, legal experts credit it for dispelling the secrecy that surrounded police prosecutions in New York and for avoiding potential conflicts of interest between local district attorneys and police. And they note that it is more common than not for prosecutors to run...
    The family of Daniel Prude, who died after he stopped breathing while restrained by police, said Wednesday that footage from body-worn cameras is proof that officers committed a crime. Daniel’s brother, Joe Prude, said the videos are indisputable proof that the Rochester police committed a crime after a grand jury declined to recommend criminal charges against the officers involved, the Associated Press reported Thursday. Daniel died after officers pressed his head into the pavement and immobilized him after he ran from Joe’s home while under the influence of PCP. Daniel said “they’re trying to kill me,” body camera video shows, the AP reported. “And they ended up killing him,” Joe said, according to The AP. The family of Daniel Prude, visiting from Chicago and Florida, participate in a community celebration of life in Prude’s memory on September 10, 2020, in Rochester, New York. (Joshua Rashaad McFadden/Getty Images) Joe called the...
    Loading the player... Joe Prude watched in angry disbelief as New York state’s top prosecutor announced there would be no criminal charges against the police officers seen on video pinning his younger brother to the street until he was on the cusp of death. Prude said Wednesday that videos recorded by Rochester Police officers’ body cameras after they caught up with Daniel Prude, naked on a frigid night last March, are irrefutable proof of a crime. Read More: No charges against officers involved in Daniel Prude’s death But attorneys for the seven police officers applauded a grand jury’s decision Tuesday not to charge them, and insisted the videos are only evidence of the officers doing their jobs correctly. “Murder, manslaughter, something,” is what Joe Prude said he wanted to hear from Attorney General Letitia James nearly a year after his brother died following the fatal encounter with police. Daniel Prude, who...
    Several demonstrators were arrested in New York City on Wednesday after protesters reportedly attacked bystanders during a march for Daniel Prude, a black man who died months ago after being placed in police custody. The unrest follows a Rochester grand jury's Tuesday decision not to levy charges against officers involved in Prude's death. An estimated 300 law enforcement personnel responded to reports of dozens of unruly demonstrators spray-painting a cab in Brooklyn and assaulting pedestrians in the evening, witnesses told the New York Post. Witnesses also said at least nine people were apprehended, and police told the outlet some were arrested, but an exact number was not specified. NO CHARGES FOR OFFICERS INVOLVED IN DANIEL PRUDE'S DEATH AFTER GRAND JURY DECLINES TO INDICT The New York City Police Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment from the Washington Examiner. In March 2020, the 41-year-old Prude...
    Several people were arrested Wednesday night during a protest in Brooklyn in the wake of the decision to not charge upstate New York cops in the death of Daniel Prude, according to police and witnesses. Dozens of protesters marched through McCarren Park in Williamsburg around 7 p.m., prompting a large police response with about 300 cops. DANIEL PRUDE GRAND JURY VERDICT LEADS TO ROCHESTER PROTESTS AFTER DECISION NOT TO INDICT OFFICERS Witnesses told The Post at least nine people were arrested. Police confirmed some arrests were made. Several protesters began attacking pedestrians and spray-painting a cab on South 4th Street and Driggs Avenue near the Williamsburg Bridge, the witnesses recalled. NEW YORK GRAND JURY VOTES NOT TO INDICT POLICE OFFICERS FOR DANIEL PRUDE DEATH Videos on Citizen App shows large crowds at the scene, and a police chopper can be heard hovering over the area. next Image 1 of...
    Several people were arrested Wednesday night during a protest in Brooklyn in the wake of the decision to not charge upstate New York cops in the death of Daniel Prude, according to police and witnesses. Dozens of protesters marched through McCarren Park in Williamsburg around 7 p.m., prompting a large police response with about 300 cops. Witnesses told The Post at least nine people were arrested. Police confirmed some arrests were made. Several protesters began attacking pedestrians and spray-painting a cab on South 4th Street and Driggs Avenue near the Williamsburg Bridge, the witnesses recalled. Videos on Citizen App shows large crowds at the scene, and a police chopper can be heard hovering over the area. The protest came a day after a grand jury voted not to indict the Rochester police officers who were involved in the death of Daniel Prude, a...
    By CAROLYN THOMPSON, Associated Press Joe Prude watched in angry disbelief as New York state’s top prosecutor announced there would be no criminal charges against the police officers seen on video pinning his younger brother to the street until he was on the cusp of death. Prude said Wednesday that videos recorded by Rochester Police officers' body cameras after they caught up with Daniel Prude, naked on a frigid night last March, are irrefutable proof of a crime. But attorneys for the seven police officers applauded a grand jury's decision Tuesday not to charge them, and insisted the videos are only evidence of the officers doing their jobs correctly. “Murder, manslaughter, something,” is what Joe Prude said he wanted to hear from Attorney General Letitia James nearly a year after his brother died following the fatal encounter with police. Daniel Prude, who was visiting from Chicago, had irrationally bolted from...
    Joe Prude watched in angry disbelief as New York state’s top prosecutor announced there would be no criminal charges against the police officers seen on video pinning his younger brother to the street until he was on the cusp of death. Prude said Wednesday that videos recorded by Rochester Police officers’ body cameras after they caught up with Daniel Prude, naked on a frigid night last March, are irrefutable proof of a crime. But attorneys for the seven police officers applauded a grand jury’s decision Tuesday not to charge them, and insisted the videos are only evidence of the officers doing their jobs correctly. “Murder, manslaughter, something,” is what Joe Prude said he wanted to hear from Attorney General Letitia James nearly a year after his brother died following the fatal encounter with police. Daniel Prude, who was visiting from Chicago, had irrationally bolted from his brother’s home,...
    Joe Prude speaks at a press conference Sept. 2, 2020 after calling Rochester police to help his brother, Daniel Prude. Yet another grand jury has voted not to indict New York cops accused of killing a Black man after being called to the scene to help him. Daniel Prude was naked, unarmed, and having a mental health crisis when Rochester police officers Mark Vaughn, Troy Taladay, and Francisco Santiago brutally apprehended him and placed him in a spit hood on March 23.  Attorney General Letitia James announced on Tuesday during a news conference that although her office determined "there was sufficient evidence" to present Prude’s case to a grand jury, the current laws on deadly force failed Prude. She called for the state to analyze the use of spit hoods in responding to those in mental health crises. "And while there is no evidence that the spit hood placed over Mr. Prude's head directly contributed to his death, it...
    Protesters in upstate New York descended onto Rochester streets late Tuesday to voice their anger over a grand jury’s decision not to indict the Rochester cops involved in Daniel Prude’s death – with one claiming the “system did exactly what it was meant to do.” Hundreds of demonstrators gathered on the street where Prude, 41, died in March several days following his encounter with police during a mental health episode, the Democrat and Chronicle reported. Activist Stanley Martin, a City Council candidate, was among the first to address those gathered in downtown Rochester and at the Public Safety Building — the site of two weeks of demonstrations after the release of video in early September that showed seven cops laughing at a naked Prude as he sat handcuffed. “White supremacy protests white supremacists,” Martin said. “[The system] is not meant to protect us. The system did exactly what it was...
    Hundreds of New York residents protested a grand jury's decision not to file charges in connection to the death of Daniel Prude, who died while in police custody. New York Attorney General Letitia James announced Tuesday that her office "concluded there was sufficient evidence surrounding Mr. Prude’s death to present the case to a grand jury, and we presented the most comprehensive case possible." PROTESTS OVER THE DEATH OF DANIEL PRUDE IN ROCHESTER, NEW YORK, GET VIOLENT Protesters in Rochester expressed their discontent with James’s announcement. The protest left the Public Safety Building and walked across I-490 westbound, according to the Democrat & Chronicle. While the protesters and law enforcement officials stood toe-to-toe at points, there were no apparent physical clashes and there were no arrests made. Prude was allegedly acting erratically on March 23, 2020, while visiting family in Rochester, and law enforcement officers arrived to assist. Footage...
    A grand jury in New York decided Tuesday that no charges would be filed against police officers in Rochester who detained a mentally ill black man, Daniel Prude, 41, last year, who later died. The incident led to riots in the city last summer. New York Attorney General Letitia James claimed that the state had “presented the most comprehensive case possible.” Still, the grand jury had declined to indict the officers. Last summer’s riots in Rochester were among the worst in the Black Lives Matter movement. As Breitbart News reported, supposedly “peaceful” protesters confronted police and accosted patrons who were dining outdoors in local restaurants. Demonstrators march through the streets in Rochester, N.Y., Friday, Sept. 4, 2020 protesting the death of Daniel Prude. Prude apparently stopped breathing as police in Rochester were restraining him in March 2020 and died when he was taken off life support a week later. (AP...
    More On: Daniel Prude Rochester cops won’t face charges in death of Daniel Prude: NY AG Protesters tear down barricades at Rochester precinct amid arrest outrage Rochester names first female police chief after protests Rochester PD spent $1.4M in OT so far on Daniel Prude, BLM protests Protesters in upstate New York descended onto Rochester streets late Tuesday to voice their anger over a grand jury’s decision not to indict the Rochester cops involved in Daniel Prude’s death – with one claiming the “system did exactly what it was meant to do.” Hundreds of demonstrators gathered on the street where Prude, 41, died in March several days following his encounter with police during a mental health episode, the Democrat and Chronicle reported. Activist Stanley Martin, a City Council candidate, was among the first to address those gathered in downtown Rochester and at the Public Safety Building — the site...
    Hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets of Rochester, N.Y. on Tuesday night to protest the news that a grand jury had decided not to indict seven officers involved in the March 2020 arrest of Daniel Prude, whose death made headlines after video showed he was handcuffed naked and seated on the street while his head was covered with a spit hood. Demonstrators gathered at approximately 7:30 p.m. in the area where Prude, a 41-year-old Black man, was confronted and handcuffed by police just shy of one year earlier, the Democrat & Chronicle reported. As the night progressed, protesters reportedly chanted and defied police orders to avoid the area of Child and Maple streets, where a police station is located. Photos posted on social media show protesters – some wearing helmets and carrying umbrellas – climbed the barriers erected along Child Street and were greeted by officers. As the demonstration continued,...
    Demonstrators gathered in the streets of Rochester, N.Y., on Tuesday night following an announcement from state prosecutors that no charges would be filed against police officers involved in the death of Daniel Prude. Prude, a 41-year-old unarmed Black man, died in March a week after he was arrested after running naked throughout city streets. Prude's death came two months before the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis that sparked months of nationwide protests over police brutality. Video of Prude's arrest was widely circulated online and gained national attention. “The current laws on deadly force have created a system that utterly and abjectly failed Mr. Prude and so many others before him,” New York Attorney General Letitia James said in announcing a Grand Jury would not charge the officers who arrested Prude. “Serious reform is needed, not only at the Rochester Police Department, but to our criminal justice system as a whole. I will be pursuing a multifaceted approach...
    New York : Brutal arrest, March 23, 2020 Photo: Rochester Police Department / Courtesy Dozens of protesters marched in Rochester, NY last night, just hours after New York Attorney General Letitia James announced that a grand jury had voted not to indict any police officer on charges related to Daniel Prude’s death. . Prude, a 41-year-old black man, was unarmed and having a mental health episode on March 23, when the officers handcuffed him, covered his head and kept him face down on the ground. He was taken to a hospital, declared brain dead and died a week later when life support was withdrawn. The protesters, some with “Black Lives Matter” (BLM) signs, called for justice and chanted Prude’s name, reported CNN. “This is not what we expected, this is not what we wanted, and until there is justice in this system, they will not...
    New York's attorney general has announced no officers will be charged following an investigation into the death of Daniel Prude, a 41-year-old Black man who died after being restrained by Rochester police last year. Letitia James said Tuesday that her office presented the "strongest case possible" to a grand jury, but the panel decided not to indict any officers in the case. James' office is required to investigate police-involved deaths of unarmed civilians under state law. "While I know that the Prude family, the Rochester community, and communities across the country will rightfully be devastated and disappointed, we have to respect this decision," James said. Family members have said Prude, who was visiting Rochester from Chicago, was in the midst of a mental health crisis and acting erratically when they called police for help in March 2020. Protesters gathered Tuesday night where the Prude encounter with police occurred, reports...
    (CNN)Dozens of protesters marched in Rochester on Tuesday night, just hours after New York Attorney General Letitia James announced a grand jury voted not to indict any police officers on charges relating to Daniel Prude's death. Prude, a 41-year-old Black man was having a mental health episode on March 23 when officers handcuffed him, covered his head with a "spit sock" and held him on the ground in a prone position. Prude was taken to a hospital, declared brain dead and died a week later. Grand jury votes not to indict police officers in Rochester death of Daniel Prude The protesters, some holding "Black Lives Matter" signs, called for justice and chanted Prude's name, according to video from CNN affiliate WHAM."This is not what we expected, this is not what we wanted, and until there is justice in this system, they will not get any peace from us," one demonstrator...
    A grand jury voted not to indict the Rochester police officers who were involved in the suffocation death of Daniel Prude, the New York Attorney General said Tuesday. “When I was here in September, I made a commitment to the Prude Family and the Rochester community, I would do everything in my power to ensure justice was served in the death of Daniel Prude,” Attorney General Letitia James said. “My office presented an extensive case and we saw a different outcome than the one the grand jury handed us today.” “The criminal justice system has frustrated efforts to hold law enforcement officers accountable,” James said, adding “we have to respect the decision [of the grand jury.” James called for police policy to be amended in New York so “officers only use lethal force as a last resort” and for a state review of the use of spit hoods.  “The...
    ROCHESTER police will not be charged in the death of Daniel Prude, a mentally ill Black man officers were seen on video placing a hood over his head as they pressed his body into the ground. Prude, 41, died in March days after his encounter with police was written off as a "drug overdose." However, after body camera footage worn by the officers was made public, outcries began over the police cover-up and potential killing of Prude. 4A grand jury failed to indict officers involved in the death of Daniel PrudeCredit: AFP or licensors 4Offices placed a hood over Prude's head and pressed him into the floorCredit: Rochester PD A grand jury declined to indict the officers even after New York Attorney General Letitia James put together what she considered the strongest case possible, but said the jury could not be persuaded the officers had committed a crime. It was...
    Protesters took to the streets of Rochester Tuesday night demanding justice after a New York grand jury voted not to indict any police officers in connection with the death of Daniel Prude, a black man who died in police custody due to asphyxiation. Video posted to Twitter shows dozens of protesters walking down the street chanting “No justice, no peace. F**k these racist ass police!” The protestors have begun to march.#DanielPrude @13WHAM pic.twitter.com/9FiJPURPzX — Tyler Brown 13 WHAM (@tbrown13WHAM) February 24, 2021 RPD officers in riot gear are in front of the police station on Child Street. pic.twitter.com/lKnmsENzJV — Tyler Brown 13 WHAM (@tbrown13WHAM) February 24, 2021 Dozens of other protesters can be seen walking down I-490, chanting “you can’t stop the revolution” and “Black Lives Matter,” videos posted to Twitter show. Protesters headed out onto 490 https://t.co/rfRzWME8UQ — Kayla Green (@KaylaGreen04) February 24, 2021 Other protesters...
    DANIEL Prude was killed by asphyxiation after authorities hooded the man and pressed his face into the ground on March 23, 2020. After conducting a thorough investigation, the New York Attorney General's office concluded the officers involved in Prude's death would not be charged. 5Daniel Prude, pictured left, was detained by cops after he was seen running naked through the streets of Rochester, New York, in March 2020Credit: AFP or licensors Who was Daniel Prude? Daniel Prude was a Black man from Chicago. The warehouse worker was 41 years old at the time of his death on March 30, 2020. According to his brother, Joe, Daniel suffered from mental health issues. What happened in New York and how did he die? Prude was detained by police in Rochester, New York, on March 23, 2020, after officers responded to a 911 call. Prude's brother Joe had called police saying he...
    DANIEL Prude was a black man who died as a result of asphyxiation after Rochester authorities placed a hood over his head and pressed his face into the ground. It was announced on February 23, 2021, that the cops involved in Prude's death would not be charged. 11Daniel Prude died after cops placed a hood over his neck and kneeled on his back, body camera footage showsCredit: Facebook What happened to Daniel Prude? Prude, a 41-year-old black man, was spotted running through the streets of Rochester naked on March 23. His brother, Joe, called cops and said he was experiencing a mental health crisis. Video showed him unclothed, complying with cops as they told him to put his hands behind his back and get on the ground. Body camera footage shows the scene escalated, as Prude yelled at cops and spit at them. 11Prude was taken to the hospital after...
    A grand jury in New York state voted not to indict police officers for the death of Daniel Prude, a Black man who died of asphyxiation while in police custody in March 2020 in the city of Rochester, state Attorney General Letitia James said on Tuesday. Prude’s family obtained body-worn camera footage of Prude’s death that showed him naked in a dark, snowy street. A so-called mesh "spit hood" was placed over his head after he told officers he had contracted the novel coronavirus. The video also shows Prude, apparently in the middle of a mental health crisis, being restrained against the ground by police. The footage was released in September, further fueling ongoing nationwide protests against police violence following other high-profile episodes in 2020 where police killed Black men and women, including the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police in May. FILE - In...
    “I am extremely disappointed”, commented the first magistrate of the State of New York, while recalling that the jurors were sovereign in the matter. In American criminal law, the Crown sometimes convenes a grand jury, which, after reviewing the case, must decide whether or not to prosecute and go to trial. “We were awaiting a different decision than the one handed down today by the grand jury,” Letitia James said. But “at the end of the day, we have to respect this decision.” A video of the arrest, which dates back to March 23 in this city in the far north of New York State, was made public in early September. Naked in the street when the police arrived, Daniel Prude was unarmed and was quickly handcuffed, before one of the officers present put a hood over his head to prevent him from spitting on the police because he...
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – The officers involved in the death of Daniel Prude will not be charged. A grand jury made the decision Tuesday. READ MORE: Tri-State Area Educators, Parents Disappointed Federal Education Department Is Mandating Standardized Testing The 41-year-old Black man’s death last March sparked nightly protests in Rochester. READ MORE: NYPD: Brooklyn Artist Attacked By Bat-Wielding Man The officers were shown on body camera video holding Prude down until he stopped breathing. He was naked and handcuffed. Lawyers for the seven police officers who were suspended have aid they were strictly following their training. MORE NEWS: Family Of Brooklyn Woman Who Was Murdered In 2017 Wants Officers Found Guilty Of Failure To Take Police Action Fired: They Have Destroyed A Family  
    By MICHAEL HILL and CAROLYN THOMPSON, Associated Press Police officers shown on body camera video holding Daniel Prude down naked and handcuffed on a city street last winter until he stopped breathing will not face criminal charges, according to a grand jury decision announced Tuesday. The 41-year-old Black man’s death last March sparked nightly protests in Rochester, New York, after the video was released nearly six months later, with demonstrators demanding a reckoning for police and city officials. State Attorney General Letitia James, whose office took over the prosecution and impaneled a grand jury, said “the criminal justice system is badly in need of reform.” Lawyers for the seven police officers suspended over Prude’s death have said the officers were strictly following their training that night, employing a restraining technique known as “segmenting.” They claimed Prude’s use of PCP, which caused irrational behavior, was “the root cause” of his death....
    By Michael Hill and Carolyn Thompson | Associated Press Police officers shown on body camera video holding Daniel Prude down naked and handcuffed on a city street last winter until he stopped breathing will not face criminal charges, according to a grand jury decision announced Tuesday. The 41-year-old Black man’s death last March sparked nightly protests in Rochester, New York, after the video was released nearly six months later, with demonstrators demanding a reckoning for police and city officials. State Attorney General Letitia James, whose office took over the prosecution and impaneled a grand jury, said her office “presented the strongest case possible” and she was “extremely disappointed” by the decision. “The criminal justice system has frustrated efforts to hold law enforcement officers accountable for the unjustified killing of African Americans. And what binds these cases is a tragic loss of life in circumstances in which the death could have...
    A New York grand jury on Tuesday declined to indict the officers involved in the death of Daniel Prude, a black man who died from asphyxiation while in police custody in March 2020. "A grand jury has voted not to indict any police officer on charges related to the death of Daniel Prude," New York Attorney General Letitia James wrote in a Twitter thread Tuesday afternoon. "My office concluded there was sufficient evidence surrounding Mr. Prude’s death to present the case to a grand jury, and we presented the most comprehensive case possible." James said the ruling would "rightfully" devastate Prude's family and communities across the nation, but that "we have to respect this decision." PROTESTS OVER THE DEATH OF DANIEL PRUDE IN ROCHESTER, NEW YORK, GET VIOLENT "The current laws on deadly force have created a system that utterly failed Mr. Prude and so many others before...
    ROCHESTER, New York -- Police officers shown on body camera video holding Daniel Prude down naked and handcuffed on a city street last winter until he stopped breathing will not face criminal charges, according to a grand jury decision announced Tuesday.The 41-year-old Black man's death last March sparked nightly protests in Rochester, New York, after the video was released nearly six months later, with demonstrators demanding a reckoning for police and city officials.State Attorney General Letitia James, whose office took over the prosecution and impaneled a grand jury, said her office "presented the strongest case possible" and she was "extremely disappointed" by the decision."The criminal justice system has frustrated efforts to hold law enforcement officers accountable for the unjustified killing of African Americans. And what binds these cases is a tragic loss of life in circumstances in which the death could have been avoided," James said at the Aenon Missionary...
    More On: Daniel Prude Protesters tear down barricades at Rochester precinct amid arrest outrage Rochester names first female police chief after protests Rochester PD spent $1.4M in OT so far on Daniel Prude, BLM protests Police leaders pressed Rochester to keep Daniel Prude video secret A grand jury chose not to indict the Rochester police officers who were involved in the suffocation death of Daniel Prude, the New York Attorney General said Tuesday. “When I was here in September, I made a commitment to the Prude Family and the Rochester community, I would do everything in my power to ensure justice was served in the death of Daniel Prude,” Attorney General Letitia James said. “My office presented an extensive case and we saw a different outcome than the one the grand jury handed us today.” “The criminal justice system has frustrated efforts to hold law enforcement officers accountable,”...
    All seven Rochester officers involved in the death of Daniel Prude, a 41-year-old Black man who suffocated to death after police pinned him to the ground, have been cleared of wrongdoing, authorities said Tuesday. New York Attorney General Letitia James said that while her office “presented the strongest case possible,” a grand jury decided “not to indict any officers” involved in the March 23, 2020 death. James also released a 204-page report into Prude’s death, which states that he initially complied with authorities during his arrest and was in need of mental medical assistance. “I know that the Prude family, the Rochester community ,and communities across the country will rightly be disappointed by this outcome,” James said, adding that while she is “extreme disappointed” and wanted a different criminal outcome “ultimately we have to respect the decision.” “The system too often allows officers to use deadly force unnecessarily and without...
    Loading the player... Police officers shown on body camera video holding Daniel Prude down naked and handcuffed on a city street last winter until he stopped breathing will not face criminal charges, according to a grand jury decision announced Tuesday. The 41-year-old Black man’s death last March sparked nightly protests in Rochester, New York, after the video was released nearly six months later, with demonstrators demanding a reckoning for police and city officials. Read More: Former police chief says mayor told him to lie about Daniel Prude investigation State Attorney General Letitia James, whose office took over the prosecution and impaneled a grand jury, said she was “extremely disappointed” and would meet with Prude’s brother, criminal justice advocates and faith leaders in Rochester to devise a plan to fight for a more just system. “While I know that the Prude family, the Rochester community, and communities across the country will rightfully...
    (CNN)A grand jury voted not to indict any officers in the death of Daniel Prude, a Black man who died after police pinned him to the ground in March, New York Attorney General Leticia James said Tuesday."Daniel Prude was in the throes of a mental health crisis and what he needed was compassion, care, and help from trained professionals. Tragically, he received none of those things," James said in a statement. "We concluded that there was sufficient evidence surrounding Mr. Prude's death to warrant presenting the case to a grand jury, and we presented the most comprehensive case possible. "While I know that the Prude family, the Rochester community, and communities across the country will rightfully be devastated and disappointed, we have to respect this decision," James added.Police dash and body camera footage, released to the public months after the incident, showed officers handcuffing a naked Prude and covering his...
    A grand jury has voted not to bring charges against the seven police officers involved in the death of Daniel Prude, New York Attorney General Letitia James (D) announced on Tuesday. 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...
    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...
    Joe Prude, brother of Daniel Prude, right, and his son Armin, stand with a picture of Daniel Prude in Rochester, N.Y., on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey The Rochester officers involved in Daniel Prude's death won't face criminal charges, NY AG said. Prude died a week after officers put a bag over his head and pressed his face to the ground. His brother said he was the one to call 911 to get help for his Daniel, who was in mental crisis. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. New York Attorney General Letitia James announced Tuesday that none of the officers who were at the Rochester scene associated with Daniel Prude's death will face criminal charges for their actions. "My office presented an extensive case and we sought a different outcome than the one the Grand Jury handed us today," she said from Aenon Missionary...
    Police officers shown on body camera video holding Daniel Prude down naked and handcuffed on a city street last winter until he stopped breathing will not face criminal charges, according to a grand jury decision announced Tuesday. The 41-year-old Black man’s death last March sparked nightly protests in Rochester, New York, after the video was released nearly six months later, with demonstrators demanding a reckoning for police and city officials. State Attorney General Letitia James, whose office took over the prosecution and impaneled a grand jury, said “the criminal justice system is badly in need of reform.” Lawyers for the seven police officers suspended over Prude’s death have said the officers were strictly following their training that night, employing a restraining technique known as “segmenting.” They claimed Prude’s use of PCP, which caused irrational behavior, was “the root cause” of his death. The video made public on Sept. 4 shows...
    New York's Attorney General has announced no officers will be charged following an investigation into the death of Daniel Prude, a 41-year-old Black man who died after being restrained by Rochester police last year. New York Attorney General Letitia 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. Daniel Prude AP Family has said Prude, who was visiting Rochester from Chicago, was in the midst of a mental health crisis and acting erratically when they called police for help in March 2020.  Disturbing video that surfaced months later showed Prude naked on a snowy street, wearing a "spit hood" over his heard during his encounter with police. One officer was seen pressing the man's head into...
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    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Rochester’s former police chief said he did not initially see anything “egregious” in body-cam video of officers restraining Daniel Prude, the Black man who died after being held down naked on a city street last winter. La’Ron Singletary, who was fired by the mayor after the video's public release, answered questions Friday in a live-streamed, hours-long deposition about the city's handling of the case. The city council’s fact-finding review is separate from an ongoing grand jury investigation into Prude’s death. The video shows Prude handcuffed and naked with a spit hood over his head as an officer pushes his face against the ground, while another officer presses a knee to his back in the early morning of March 23. The officers held him down for about two minutes until he stopped breathing. He was taken off life support a week later. Singletary said he spoke twice...
    (CNN)The former police chief of Rochester, New York said Friday he didn't seen anything "egregious" or any criminal conduct from police officers when he first watched body camera video of the incident that led to the death of a Black man in the city in March 2020.La'Ron Singletary, who was fired in mid-September a few days after announcing his resignation, testified in a virtual deposition to an independent investigator from a law firm hired by the city to investigate how the case was handled. "I told the Mayor there was no strikes, there was no punches," said Singletary, referring to the death of Daniel Prude. "It appeared there was nothing egregious at that particular point in time. Again, that was a preliminary assessment." Daniel PrudePrude, a 41-year-old Black man was having a mental health emergency on March 23, 2020 when officers covered his head with a "spit sock" and held...
    More On: rochester Rochester cops suspended after girl pepper-sprayed Union boss defends cop who pepper-sprayed 9-year-old Video shows NY cops pepper-spray 9-year-old girl Ex-Rochester police chief says mayor pressured him to lie about Daniel Prude’s death Protesters ripped away barricades protecting a Rochester police precinct as hundreds took to the streets in outrage at cops pepper-spraying a 9-year-old girl. The rally descended on the upstate New York force’s Clinton Section precinct after at least 200 marched through the city late Monday, the Democrat and Chronicle said. “RPD, look what you did — you just maced a little kid,” many chanted, according to a video from the protest. A group then lifted up and moved away a chain of barricades left to keep the march a safe distance — with other footage showing several protesters violently shaking the substation’s main gate once through the barricades. The crowd chanted “black lives...
    Body camera video showed police officers in Rochester, New York pepper spraying a nine-year-old girl in the back of a police car. Officers first arrived at the scene while responding to a report of “family trouble,” officials said during a press conference on Sunday. An investigation has since been opened regarding the incident, officials added. “This is not something that any of us should want to justify,” said Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren, who stated that she directed the city’s police chief to investigate the confrontation. Police originally responded after a report stating that the girl threatened to harm herself and her mother, Rochester Deputy Chief Andre Anderson said on Sunday. He added that the girl resisted help and began kicking the officers when they attempted to transport her to a local hospital. The footage, which is from Friday and was released Sunday by the department, shows officers handcuffing the girl...
    Protests and riots ravaged parts of the nation in the days, weeks and months following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Floyd, 46, died on May 25 after a White Minneapolis police officer was seen on video holding his knee on Floyd’s neck for several minutes despite his shouts that he couldn’t breathe. The video went viral and people took to the streets to protest police brutality and systemic racism. Floyd’s death also highlighted a number of other Black people who were killed at the hands of White individuals or police officers. Ahmaud Arbery, 25, was fatally shot while out jogging in a Georgia neighborhood on Feb. 23 when a group of White men shot and killed him after allegedly suspecting he was a burglar. The shooting was caught on video. Breonna Taylor, 26, was fatally shot inside her Louisville, Ky., home in March by police who were conducting a raid at the...
    Former Rochester Police Chief La’Ron Singletary has accused the mayor of pressuring him to lie about the events that followed the fatal arrest of Daniel Prude – and then axing him because he refused, according to a report. Prude, 41, suffocated after cops placed a “spit hood” over his head and pushed him to the ground while he was naked and in distress on March 23. Mayor Lovely Warren has suspended seven cops pending an investigation into their roles in the death, which has been ruled a homicide after an autopsy report said Prude’s cause of death includes “complications of asphyxia in the setting of physical restraint.” The circumstances surrounding his death were not made public until September, when the family released police bodycam footage. Warren, who has claimed Singletary told her Prude died of a PCP overdose, has said she had not seen the footage until August — and...
    A former Rochester police chief who was fired in connection with the department’s response to the death of Daniel Prude revealed the city’s mayor pushed him to lie about her handling of the investigation – and claimed he was ousted when he refused to do so, recently filed court papers show. "I repeatedly refused to lie for Mayor Warren."— Former Rochester Police Chief La'Ron Singletary La’Ron Singletary, who was fired from the Rochester Police Department (RPD) in September shortly after announcing his plans to retire, on Wednesday filed a notice of claim with the Monroe Court Clerk’s office announcing his intention to sue Mayor Lovely Warren and the city for defamation of character, the creation of a hostile work environment and his "wrongful and retaliatory termination," according to the documents.  Singletary alleged Warren and other city officials who were acting on her behalf "impugned my performance as Chief of Police of the City of...
    Former Rochester, New York, police Chief La'Ron Singletary has accused the city's mayor of pressuring him to lie about the series of events following the death of Daniel Prude, and firing him after he refused. Prude, a Black man, died in March after Rochester police put a spit sock over his head and pressed his face into the ground for more than three minutes while he was naked and handcuffed, according to body camera footage and documents filed by his family. The circumstances surrounding Prude's death were not made public until September, when the family released the bodycam footage and supporting evidence. The six month delay raised questions about why his death was not previously disclosed to the public. In a press conference the next day and in multiple interviews thereafter, Mayor Lovely Warren claimed Singletary told her that Prude died of a PCP overdose, said she had not seen...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Rochester, New York’s former police chief alleges the city’s mayor pressured him to lie about her handling of the police killing of Daniel Prude, which was kept from the public for six months, and that she fired him because he refused to do so. La’Ron Singletary, terminated in September after announcing plans to retire, says in legal papers made public Wednesday that Mayor Lovely Warren urged him to omit facts and give false information to back her claim that it wasn’t until months later that she learned key details of the March 23 encounter that led to Prude’s death from suffocation. Singletary wrote in the papers — a notice of claim sent to the city as a precursor to a lawsuit — that Warren was especially worried that his testimony before a city council panel investigating Prude’s death would undermine her repeated assertions that the then-chief...
    By MICHAEL R. SISAK, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Rochester, New York’s former police chief alleges the city’s mayor pressured him to lie about her handling of the police killing of Daniel Prude, which was kept from the public for six months, and that she fired him because he refused to do so. La’Ron Singletary, terminated in September after announcing plans to retire, says in legal papers made public Wednesday that Mayor Lovely Warren urged him to omit facts and give false information to back her claim that it wasn't until months later that she learned key details of the March 23 encounter that led to Prude's death from suffocation. Singletary wrote in the papers — a notice of claim sent to the city as a precursor to a lawsuit — that Warren was especially worried that his testimony before a city council panel investigating Prude’s death would undermine...
    Loading the player... A former Rochester chief of police filed a claim this week stating that the city’s mayor asked him to “withhold full and truthful information from the City Council investigation” into the death of Daniel Prude. Prude died one week after being restrained by Rochester Police in late March. Former Rochester Police Chief La’Ron Singletary (left) says Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren (right) asked him to “withhold full and truthful information from the City Council investigation” into the March 23 death of Daniel Prude. (Photos by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images) The incident became public in September, prompting protests and staff changes within the department. But former Rochester Police Chief La’Ron Singletary said Mayor Lovely Warren asked him to “provide false information and to omit material information to support the Mayor’s public narrative concerning her knowledge of the events in the matter of Daniel Prude.” Read More: Barack...
    By CAROLYN THOMPSON, Associated Press Rochester’s public integrity office said Tuesday it found no ethical lapses in the way Mayor Lovely Warren or senior staff members responded to the case of Daniel Prude, whose death in police custody led to weeks of protests and calls for Warren's resignation. The Office of Public Integrity conducted a narrow review of what the mayor and a handful of others knew about Prude’s death and when to determine whether they violated city policy or ethical standards. The office does not have authority to investigate sworn police officers. The 54-page report largely corroborates Warren’s claims that she only became aware that Prude’s death in March involved the use of force when she was shown police body camera video on Aug. 4. She said then-Police Chief La’Ron Singletary, whom she later fired, initially misrepresented it as a drug overdose. The OPI findings were based on interviews...
    THE harrowing moment Daniel Prude "choked on his vomit in a police hood while being held face down" was captured on video. New York State Attorney General Letitia James released additional footage pertaining to her office's investigation into the March 23 death of Prude, 41, in Rochester, New York. 7A police hood was placed over the head of Daniel Prude the night of his arrest on March 23Credit: Newsflash Media The video includes body-camera footage from Rochester police officers Mark Vaughn, Francisco Santiago, Tory Taladay, Andrew Specksgoor, Joseph Harris and Michael Magri - all of which were among the seven officers suspended with pay in connection with the incident. However, some parts of the video were either removed or blurred due to the severity of the incident. The videos depict multiple angles of how officers decided to restrain Prude, who was both naked and handcuffed on the ground. The footage also...
    Police body camera and dashboard footage recorded as part of investigations into the deaths of Daniel Prude and Troy Hodge was released to the public Friday.  The 11 videos were released through New York Attorney General Letitia James' Special Investigations and Prosecutions Unit, and they show interactions between Prude and Rochester police, and Hodge and Lockport police. James said the move was made to increase transparency.  "Our criminal justice system is in need of significant reform to rebuild the trust between police and the communities they serve,” she said in a statement. “Key to that reform is increased transparency, which is why I am proactively releasing video footage from our active investigations into police-involved killings. All of our communities deserve transparency, accountability and justice, and I believe this is a critical step in moving us forward." Prude, a 41-year-old Black man, died in March, a week after responding officers placed a hood over his head to...
    Former Rochester police chief La’Ron Singletary is allegedly refusing to cooperate with a city council probe of the department’s response to the death of Daniel Prude, according to the lawyer leading the investigation. The Rochester City Council subpoenaed Singletary earlier this month seeking documents and testimony related to the death of Prude, a Black man who died after his arrest in March. “Former Chief Singletary, through his attorney, has conveyed that he is unwilling to provide documents or give testimony in response to the Council’s subpoena,” attorney and lead investigator Andrew Celli Jr. wrote in a statement released Monday. Rochester, N.Y., Police Chief La'Ron D. Singletary (City of Rochester) Celli called the alleged refusal “very unfortunate,” but said it would not “materially impede” the council’s progress. “Even as we actively consider remedies for such non-compliance (including, but not limited to, court enforcement), our work will continue, drawing on the many other sources of...
    Fired Rochester police chief La'Ron Singletary is refusing to cooperate with the probe into the death of black man Daniel Prude, according to the lawyer leading the investigation.  Prude, 41, died back in March after cops placed a spit hood over his head and pressed his face into the ground for two minutes in Rochester, New York, while he appeared to be suffering a psychotic episode. Rochester police and city officials were accused of a cover-up after his death went under the radar until Prude's family released shocking bodycam video in September showing the arrest of the naked, distressed man. His cause of death was ruled a suffocation but no charges have been brought against any of the officers involved and an investigation is still ongoing.  Singletary was fired by Mayor Lovely Warren last month days after he and several senior members of the force stood down in their masses...
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Rochester’s former police chief is refusing to cooperate with a City Council probe of the response to Daniel Prude’s death, the lawyer leading the investigation said Monday. La’Ron Singletary was subpoenaed by the council earlier this month to provide documents and testimony related to the death of Prude, a Black man who died after police restrained him on the ground in March. Information about Prude’s death wasn’t disclosed publicly until early September, when Prude’s family released police body-worn camera video. Singletary, who was f ired by Mayor Lovely Warren amid protests over handling of the case by police and City Hall, claims he’s not bound by a subpoena since he’s no longer a city employee, attorney and lead investigator Andrew Celli Jr. Celli said. Singletary’s lawyer, Michael Tallon, said in a letter to Celli last week that records sought from Singletary will be preserved. He questioned...
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Rochester’s former police chief is refusing to cooperate with a City Council probe of the response to Daniel Prude’s death, the lawyer leading the investigation said Monday. La’Ron Singletary was subpoenaed by the council earlier this month to provide documents and testimony related to the death of Prude, a Black man who died after police restrained him on the ground in March. Information about Prude’s death wasn’t disclosed publicly until early September, when Prude’s family released police body-worn camera video. Singletary, who was f ired by Mayor Lovely Warren amid protests over handling of the case by police and City Hall, claims he’s not bound by a subpoena since he’s no longer a city employee, attorney and lead investigator Andrew Celli Jr. Celli said. Singletary’s lawyer, Michael Tallon, said in a letter to Celli last week that records sought from Singletary will be preserved. He questioned...
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Rochester’s former police chief is refusing to cooperate with a City Council probe of the response to Daniel Prude’s death, the lawyer leading the investigation said Monday. La’Ron Singletary was subpoenaed by the council earlier this month to provide documents and testimony related to the death of Prude, a Black man who died after police restrained him on the ground in March. Information about Prude’s death wasn’t disclosed publicly until early September, when Prude’s family released police body-worn camera video. Singletary, who was f ired by Mayor Lovely Warren amid protests over handling of the case by police and City Hall, claims he’s not bound by a subpoena since he’s no longer a city employee, attorney and lead investigator Andrew Celli Jr. Celli said. Singletary’s lawyer, Michael Tallon, said in a letter to Celli last week that records sought from Singletary will be preserved. He questioned...
    GHISLAINE Maxwell pretended to be a prude when questioned over having a “basket of sex toys” at Jeffrey Epstein’s mansion, her deposition files have revealed. The former associate of the paedophile banker squirmed when she was grilled by Epstein accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre’s lawyer, Sigrid McCawley. ⚠️Click here for the latest news on Ghislaine Maxwell 8Ghislaine Maxwell is accused of 'gagging and raping' one victim with a sex toyCredit: Reuters 8Maxwell has been accused of being Jeffrey Epstein's 'madam'Credit: AP:Associated Press 8A woman, thought be Ghislaine Maxwell, poses naked on a beach at Epstein's Florida homeCredit: Palm Beach County State Attorney's Office 8Maxwell became prudish when quizzed about a basket full of sex toys 8Maxwell was repeatedly asked about the use of sex toys In the 465-page transcription of the deposition she is asked repeatedly: “Did you have a laundry basket of sex toys that you kept in the Palm...
    Ghislaine Maxwell tried to pass herself off as a prude — by balking at questions about a “laundry basket of sex toys” and nude photos — in a 2016 deposition that was made public Thursday. The 465-page transcript of the deposition includes hundreds of denials from the longtime Jeffrey Epstein associate, who claimed she knew nothing about his alleged sexual abuse of underage girls. Maxwell also squirmed when probed about her sex life during the seven-hour grilling session by Epstein accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre’s lawyer, Sigrid McCawley. “Did you have a basket of sex toys that you kept in the Palm Beach house?” McCawley asked. The question was followed by several objections from Maxwell’s lawyer, with McCawley repeatedly rephrasing the question. “You have to define what are you talking about,” Maxwell answered at one point. “A sex toy meaning a vibrator of some kind, sometimes they are called dildos, of...
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    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The wrongful arrest of a New York man has led to protests and injury at Rochester’s Public Safety Building. According to a statement from the Rochester Police Department, Nicholas Wilt, 50, was arrested Tuesday due to an apparent clerical error that indicated Wilt was supposed to appear in court on Sept. 22, the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle reported. Wilt was arrested Sept. 12 for unlawful assembly and resisting arrest while protesting at the Free the People Roc protest. He was issued a ticket to appear Oct. 22. The September protest was in response to body cam footage released by the family of Daniel Prude, a black man, who died earlier this year. The video shows Prude handcuffed and naked with a spit hood over his head with one officer pushing his face into the street and another with a knee in his back. Officers held him...
    Beleaguered Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren — whose administration came under fire for mishandling the case of a Black man who died in police custody — was arraigned Monday afternoon on unrelated campaign finance charges. Her lawyer, Joseph Damelio, entered a plea of not guilty on her behalf in the Monroe County Hall of Justice to one count each of scheme to defraud and an election-law violation for allegedly evading campaign contribution limits while running for a second term in 2017. ROCHESTER, NY MAYOR WARREN INDICTED ON CHARGES INCLUDING DEFRAUD IN FIRST DEGREE AND VIOLATION OF ELECTION LAW Lovely, wearing glasses, a mask and a white coat, sat behind her attorney in the first row of the gallery during the proceeding. Cayuga County Judge Thomas Leone ordered Warren released on her own recognizance after prosecutors said the crimes for which she’s charged are not eligible for bail. “Obviously it goes without...
    Rochester, N.Y., Mayor Lovely Warren (D) pleaded not guilty to felony campaign finance charges during an arraignment Monday. Warren’s lawyer Joseph Damelio entered the mayor’s plea on her behalf during her arraignment in Monroe County Court. He said Warren did not purposefully break any campaign laws and was not preparing to resign as “her ability to govern has not been impaired,” The Associated Press reported.  “She welcomes the opportunity for the public to see whether the district attorney’s charges hold water,” Damelio told reporters. Warren along with two associates were indicted on Friday on charges of scheming to defraud and violating election laws. Her campaign treasurer, Albert Jones Jr., and Rosalind Brooks-Harris, the treasurer of the PAC that supported the mayoral candidate, also both pleaded not guilty.  The three allegedly made moves to evade contribution limits between Nov. 6, 2013 and Nov. 7, 2017.  If the mayor is convicted, she could...
    By CAROLYN THOMPSON, Associated Press ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren, who has faced calls to resign over her city’s handling of the suffocation death of Daniel Prude at the hands of police, pleaded not guilty Monday to campaign finance charges dating to her 2017 reelection campaign. A lawyer for the second-term mayor, a Democrat, entered the plea on her behalf. Warren had been indicted Friday by a grand jury on charges of scheming to defraud and violating election laws. Through her lawyer, Warren has said she did not intentionally break any law. Warren, leader of the Lake Ontario city of more than 200,000 people, was arraigned in Monroe County Court. If convicted, she could be sentenced to up to four years in prison, lose her law license and be removed from office, according to the district attorney, Sandra Doorley. Warren’s campaign treasurer, Albert Jones Jr., and Rosalind...
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren, who has faced calls to resign over her city’s handling of the suffocation death of Daniel Prude at the hands of police, pleaded not guilty Monday to campaign finance charges dating to her 2017 reelection campaign. A lawyer for the second-term mayor, a Democrat, entered the plea on her behalf. Warren had been indicted Friday by a grand jury on charges of scheming to defraud and violating election laws. Through her lawyer, Warren has said she did not intentionally break any law. Warren, leader of the Lake Ontario city of more than 200,000 people, was arraigned in Monroe County Court. If convicted, she could be sentenced to up to four years in prison, lose her law license and be removed from office, according to the district attorney, Sandra Doorley. Warren’s campaign treasurer, Albert Jones Jr., and Rosalind Brooks-Harris, the treasurer of a political...
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren is scheduled to be arraigned Monday on campaign finance charges dating to her 2017 reelection campaign. The second-term mayor, a Democrat, was indicted by a grand jury on Friday on charges of scheming to defraud and violating election laws. Through her lawyer, Warren said she did not intentionally break any law. Her campaign treasurer, Albert Jones Jr., and Rosalind Brooks-Harris, the treasurer of a political action committee that backed Warren, also are due in Monroe County Court. All are accused of taking steps to evade contribution limits between Nov. 6, 2013 and Nov. 7, 2017. The criminal case comes during a tumultuous time for Warren, who has been facing calls to resign over the city’s handling of the death of Daniel Prude. Prude, who was Black, died after police pinned him naked to a street and put a spit hood over his...
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (CBS Chicago/CBS News/AP) — Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren was indicted this week on charges she broke campaign finance rules and committed fraud during her reelection campaign three years ago. The Friday indictment adds another layer of crisis in a city that has been reeling over its handling over the police killing of Daniel Prude, a Black man from Chicago who was visiting Rochester in March. Monroe County District Attorney Sandra Doorley also announced charges against Warren’s campaign treasurer, Albert Jones Jr., and the treasurer of her political action committee, Rosalind Brooks-Harris. The indictment dramatically increases political peril for Warren, who was already facing calls to resign for the city’s handling of the Prude’s suffocation. The Democrat is midway through her second term as the first female and second Black mayor of Rochester, a city of more than 200,000 by Lake Ontario. New York State Board of Elections...
    Loading the player... An Upstate New York mayor, who is at the center of controversy over the police-involved death of a Black man earlier this year, has been indicted after being suspected of campaign finance fraud related to a past reelection bid. Lovely Warren, the Democratic mayor of Rochester, New York, was indicted Friday, The New York Times reports. Two associates were also charged. Warren, 43, who has been the mayor since 2013, is already embroiled in an investigation into the mishandling of the death of Daniel Prude, a Black man who was killed by police in March after his brother called for a mental health check. Rochester Mayor Lovely A. Warren addresses members of the media during a press conference related to the ongoing protest in the city on September 06, 2020 in Rochester, New York. Daniel Prude died after being arrested on March 23, by Rochester...
    Embattled Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren has been indicted on campaign finance charges. The leader of New York State’s third largest city was already under fire for her administration’s handling of the facts surrounding the death of Daniel Prude, who died after being restrained in a spit hood while in police custody. Monroe County DA Sandra Doorley Friday slapped Warren with two campaign finance charges — scheming to defraud in the first degree and an election law violation. The indictment claims she had donors exceed campaign contribution limits, limited to $8,500 per donor, during Lovely’s successful 2017 re-election bid. Warren was running a campaign account and a separate political action committee, Warren for a Strong Rochester PAC, both allegedly aiding her re-election. Twenty eight donors made contributions to both committees, exceeding contribution limits. One of the complainants who blew the whistle on Lovely Warren’s suspicious fundraising at the time was her...
    Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren was indicted Friday on charges she broke campaign finance rules and committed fraud during her reelection campaign three years ago, adding another layer of crisis in a city that has been reeling over its handling over a police killing. Monroe County District Attorney Sandra Doorley also announced charges against Warren’s campaign treasurer, Albert Jones Jr., and the treasurer of her political action committee, Rosalind Brooks-Harris. The indictment dramatically increases political peril for Warren, who was already facing calls to resign for the city’s handling of the suffocation of Daniel Prude. The Democrat is midway through her second term as the first female and second Black mayor of Rochester, a city of more than 200,000 by Lake Ontario. State Board of Elections investigators had previously concluded there was “considerable evidence” that Warren, her associates and a political action committee supporting her campaign took steps to intentionally evade...
    Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren was indicted Friday on charges she broke campaign finance rules and committed fraud during her reelection campaign three years ago, adding another layer of crisis in a city that has been reeling over its handling over a police killing. Monroe County District Attorney Sandra Doorley also announced charges against Warren's campaign treasurer, Albert Jones Jr., and the treasurer of her political action committee, Rosalind Brooks-Harris. The indictment dramatically increases political peril for Warren, who was already facing calls to resign for the city's handling of the suffocation of Daniel Prude. The Democrat is midway through her second term as the first female and second Black mayor of Rochester, a city of more than 200,000 by Lake Ontario. State Board of Elections investigators had previously concluded there was "considerable evidence" that Warren, her associates and a political action committee supporting her campaign took steps to intentionally evade...
    By CAROLYN THOMPSON, Associated Press Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren was indicted Friday on charges she broke campaign finance rules and committed fraud during her reelection campaign three years ago. Monroe County District Attorney Sandra Doorley also announced charges against Warren’s campaign treasurer, Albert Jones Jr., and the treasurer of her political action committee, Rosalind Brooks-Harris. The indictment dramatically increases political peril for Warren, who was already facing calls to resign for the city’s handling of the suffocation of Daniel Prude. The Democrat is midway through her second term as the first female and second Black mayor of Rochester, a city of more than 200,000 by Lake Ontario. State Board of Elections investigators had previously concluded there was “considerable evidence” that Warren, her associates and a political action committee supporting her campaign took steps to intentionally evade campaign donation limits, according to local media reports. The Monroe County District Attorney’s Office...
    Attorneys for the cops suspended over the death of Daniel Prude say the officers acted 'flawlessly' during their arrest of the unarmed black man.  Prude suffocated after he was arrested by cops during a psychotic episode in Rochester, New York on March 23.  Bodycam video - which showed a naked Prude being put into a spit hood and pinned to the ground - sparked outrage when it was released to the public last month and resulted in the suspension of seven officers who were at the scene.  But on Thursday, during a press conference held at the Rochester Police Union, lawyers said the officers were simply following protocol.   'There's no question it's a tragic situation for Mr. Prude's family, and there may need to be conversations about training and mental health intervention, but these officers did exactly what they were trained to do and they did it flawlessly,' a lawyer...
    Lawyers representing the seven Rochester police officers suspended with pay during an investigation into the death of Daniel Prude said Thursday the events leading up to the man’s death were not being portrayed fully and they called for at least two of the embroiled cops to be reinstated. “These officers are being mistreated, we believe, unfairly,” said attorney Michael Schiano, who represents one of the officers involved. “Their lives have been threatened, there are bounties placed on their heads.” Attorneys spoke on behalf of the suspended Rochester Police Department employees on Thursday at the city’s Police Locust Club, to explain “exactly what happened that day from the officers’ point of view,” and where they defended the alleged actions or inaction of the officers, in part, by pointing to the police department’s training protocol. DANIEL PRUDE VIDEO INITIALLY WITHHELD BY ROCHESTER POLICE, DOCUMENTS SHOW “These officers are trained specifically when dealing with...
    Several protestors were arrested outside the Rochester police union's headquarters on Thursday, following a press conference from the attorneys of the officers involved in Daniel Prude's death. Prude was a 31-year-old black man who died in police custody in March after being restrained during a mental health crisis.  According to CBS affiliate WROC, several protestors were detained, although the exact number has yet to be announced. While video showed a 14-year-old girl being taken into custody, no names of protestors or the reasons for the arrests have been released.  We’re hearing Ashley Gantt was arrested outside the Locust Club. Members of Free the People ROC are outside asking officers why they arrested her @News_8 pic.twitter.com/SuEPV2oG8i— Kayla Green (@KaylaGreen04) October 1, 2020 During the press conference, the attorneys of the officers involved in Prude's death defended their use of force, saying they used proper protocols and procedures. Seven officers were involved...
    Reuters September 27, 2020 0 Comments  The mayor of Rochester, New York named the city’s first female police chief on Saturday, weeks after firing the previous chief amid protests over the death of a Black man in police custody. Cynthia Herriott-Sullivan, a top official at the Rochester Housing Authority who previously served as a city police officer for more than 20 years, takes over as interim head of the police department on Oct. 14, Mayor Lovely Warren said. “As the first woman to serve in this role, I am confident she will bring a different perspective and instill a fresh approach to policing, which are very much needed in our city at this particular time,” Warren said in a statement. The mayor fired the last chief, La’Ron Singletary, on Sept. 14 as racial justice demonstrations boiled over the department’s handling of the asphyxiation death in March of Daniel Prude,...
    NEW YORK – The mayor of Rochester, New York named the city’s first female police chief on Saturday, weeks after firing the previous chief amid protests over the death of a Black man in police custody. Cynthia Herriott-Sullivan, a top official at the Rochester Housing Authority who previously served as a city police officer for more than 20 years, takes over as interim head of the police department on Oct. 14, Mayor Lovely Warren said. “As the first woman to serve in this role, I am confident she will bring a different perspective and instill a fresh approach to policing, which are very much needed in our city at this particular time,” Warren said in a statement. The mayor fired the last chief, La’Ron Singletary, on Sept. 14 as racial justice demonstrations boiled over the department’s handling of the asphyxiation death in March of Daniel Prude, 41, who was...
    NEW YORK – The mayor of Rochester, New York named the city’s first female police chief on Saturday, weeks after firing the previous chief amid protests over the death of a Black man in police custody. Cynthia Herriott-Sullivan, a top official at the Rochester Housing Authority who previously served as a city police officer for more than 20 years, takes over as interim head of the police department on Oct. 14, Mayor Lovely Warren said. “As the first woman to serve in this role, I am confident she will bring a different perspective and instill a fresh approach to policing, which are very much needed in our city at this particular time,” Warren said in a statement. The mayor fired the last chief, La’Ron Singletary, on Sept. 14 as racial justice demonstrations boiled over the department’s handling of the asphyxiation death in March of Daniel Prude, 41, who was having...
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren tapped a Black woman to become the new interim city police chief, saying Saturday she will bring a “fresh approach to policing” amid the tumultuous aftermath to Daniel Prude’s death. Cynthia Herriott-Sullivan, who retired from the department in 2009 as a lieutenant, will become the first woman to head the police department on Oct. 14. Warren fired former Police Chief La’Ron Singletary this month after police body camera video was released of Prude, a Black man who died several days after officers put a hood over his head and pressed his face into the pavement on March 23. The video’s release nearly six month after Prude’s death sparked days of protests in the city, as well as insistent calls for police reform and the mayor’s resignation. Warren lauded Herriott-Sullivan’s police experience and ties to the community and said she will...
    The Rochester Police Department named its first Black woman as interim police chief following the death of Daniel Prude in police custody in March.  Cynthia Herriott-Sullivan will replace former Chief La'Ron Singletary, whom Mayor Lovely Warren (D) fired earlier this month after video footage of Prude’s encounter with police was released.  "I've got a year to do the best I can to help the city and get things on track," Herriott-Sullivan said at a press conference Saturday morning, the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle reported. The former lieutenant with the Rochester Police Department left open that she might apply for the permanent appointment. She is currently executive director at the Rochester Housing Authority and leads a nonprofit organization that helps  the families of victims of violent crime.  Her placement at the police department is effective Oct. 14.  Prude, a 41-year-old Black man, died of asphyxiation after Rochester police put a hood over...
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren tapped a Black woman to become the city’s interim police chief, saying Saturday she will bring a “fresh approach to policing” amid the tumultuous aftermath to Daniel Prude’s death. Cynthia Herriott-Sullivan, who retired from the department in 2009 as a lieutenant, will become the first woman to head the police department on Oct. 14. Warren fired former Police Chief La’Ron Singletary this month after police body camera video was released of Prude, a Black man who died several days after officers put a hood over his head and pressed his face into the pavement on March 23. The video’s release sparked days of protests in the city and insistent calls for reform. ROCHESTER, NY – SEPTEMBER 10: The family of Daniel Prude, visiting from Chicago and Florida, participate in a community celebration of life in Prude’s memory on September 10, 2020, in...
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren tapped a Black woman to become the new interim city police chief, saying Saturday she will bring a “fresh approach to policing” amid the tumultuous aftermath to Daniel Prude’s death. Cynthia Herriott-Sullivan, who retired from the department in 2009 as a lieutenant, will become the first woman to head the police department on Oct. 14. Warren fired former Police Chief La’Ron Singletary this month after police body camera video was released of Prude, a Black man who died several days after officers put a hood over his head and pressed his face into the pavement on March 23. The video's release sparked days of protests in the city and insistent calls for reform. “I am confident that she will bring a different perspective and instill a fresh approach to policing, both of which are very much needed in our city, particularly at...
    Rochester police has announced its first ever female police chief after the departure of its command staff following protests over the death of Daniel Prude. Cynthia Herriott-Sullivan, a former lieutenant with the Rochester Police Department, was appointed as the interim chief of the addled force Saturday morning.   Mayor Lovely Warren announced her appointment in a press conference at City Hall. This came after Warren dismissed former chief Le'Ron Singletary last week after he and several senior members of the force stood down in their masses following a backlash over Prude's killing. Outrage erupted last month when footage surfaced of black man Prude, who was suffering mental health issues, being suffocated by police officers in the streets of Rochester nearly six months ago. Cynthia Herriott-Sullivan, a former lieutenant with the Rochester Police Department, was appointed as the interim chief of the addled force Saturday morning Herriott-Sullivan was appointed as...
    ROCHESTER, New York (WABC) -- Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren announced Saturday that Cynthia Harriet Sullivan has been appointed the new interim chief of police of the city's police department, effective October 14th.She is the first woman in the city's history to hold the position of chief.Sullivan left the department in 2009 after about 24 years of service, a fact she noted in her acceptance speech Saturday:"Interestingly, I left law enforcement because I wanted to have a bigger hand in helping people stay out of jail, rather than putting in that," Sullivan said. "So I moved on to roles helping deal with criminal justice disparities. I'm going to give it my 100 and 10, -40, -50 percent effort."RELATED: Rochester mayor fires police chief in fallout over Daniel Prude deathEMBED More News Videos Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren fired the police chief and suspended her top lawyer and communications director Monday Sullivan's appointment...
    ROCHESTER, New York (WABC) -- Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren announced Saturday that Cynthia Harriet Sullivan has been appointed the new interim chief of police of the city's police department, effective October 14th.She is the first woman in the city's history to hold the position of chief.Sullivan left the department in 2009 after about 24 years of service, a fact she noted in her acceptance speech Saturday:"Interestingly, I left law enforcement because I wanted to have a bigger hand in helping people stay out of jail, rather than putting in that," Sullivan said. "So I moved on to roles helping deal with criminal justice disparities. I'm going to give it my 100 and 10, -40, -50 percent effort."RELATED: Rochester mayor fires police chief in fallout over Daniel Prude deathEMBED More News Videos Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren fired the police chief and suspended her top lawyer and communications director Monday Sullivan's appointment...