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    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...
    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...
    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...
    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 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...
    “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,”...
    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...
    (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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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,...
    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...
    Rochester police spent more than $1.4 million on overtime in under three weeks responding to Black Lives Matter demonstrations stemming from the police-custody death of Daniel Prude, according to a report. The bulk of the OT for cops in the upstate city came during the first two weeks of this month after the protests broke out, with more than $1 million in extra pay over that period for nearly 2,500 overtime shifts totaling 15,500 hours, WROC-TV reported. “The fact that we had to have the police there the entire time was a need,” Rochester City Councilman Jose Peo told the station. “We needed to make sure that what happened before with the rioting and the looting when it’s happened in other cities with these types of protests when buildings are being burned down, did not happen in Rochester.” According to the department’s website, Rochester PD has 850 sworn and...
    Rochester police spent more than $1.4 million on overtime in under three weeks responding to Black Lives Matter demonstrations stemming from the police-custody death of Daniel Prude, according to a report. The bulk of the OT for cops in the upstate city came during the first two weeks of this month after the protests broke out, with more than $1 million in extra pay over that period for nearly 2,500 overtime shifts totaling 15,500 hours, WROC-TV reported. “The fact that we had to have the police there the entire time was a need,” Rochester City Councilman Jose Peo told the station. “We needed to make sure that what happened before with the rioting and the looting when it’s happened in other cities with these types of protests when buildings are being burned down, did not happen in Rochester.” According to the department’s website, Rochester PD has 850 sworn and civilian...
    Rochester Police Department’s response to the civil unrest involving the death of Daniel Prude has cost taxpayers almost $1.4 million in overtime hours since the end of August, according to a local report. The police department accrued the hefty overtime bill during its protest preparation and response starting on Aug. 31, according to the Rochester City Newspaper. The highest number of overtime hours was accumulated during the first half of September, when Rochester Police Department racked up 15,529 overtime hours, costing the city more than $1 million at an estimated hourly rate of $67 per hour, according to the report. next Image 1 of 7Demonstrators paint the word "Murderers" in front of the public safety building in protest of the police killing of Daniel Prude on September 8, 2020, in Rochester, New York. (Joshua Rashaad McFadden/Getty Images) prev next Image 2 of 7Protesters march...
    New York Attorney General Letitia James announced a policy that will allow her office to release body camera footage from officers involved in controversial arrests. James revealed on Sunday that her office would no longer defer to local governments on the release of body camera footage after documents from Rochester, New York, officials appear to show city officials and police leadership delaying the release of the footage of Daniel Prude's death. "Up until now, the release of footage has been up to the discretion of local authorities, but this process has caused confusion, delays, and has hampered transparency in a system that should be as open as possible,” James said during a press conference. “Starting immediately, the office of attorney general will proactively release video footage to the public on our own.” Up until now, the release of footage has been up to the discretion of local authorities....
    (CNN)The Rochester City Council on Friday authorized subpoena power to the New York City law firm leading the independent investigation into the city's handling of the death of Daniel Prude, a Black man who died in March after police pinned him to the ground. "There's really one question here," attorney Andrew Celli Jr. told reporters Friday. "And that is, was there a cover-up?" Celli said his investigation aims to determine a timeline of events, whether there was alleged internal cover-up, and how the information about Prude's death was kept from the public in the city in western New York.His team plans to issue several subpoenas by Monday to the office of Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren, the Rochester Police Department, the city law department and the city council itself. But those four subpoenas are just the start, Celli said, and he expects "more than a few" people will be deposed under...
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (CBS) — Newly-revealed emails show the great lengths police in Rochester, New York went to delay the release of body cam video from Daniel Prude’s death in custody back in March. In a series of emails in June, police brass urged city attorneys to deny the Prude family’s request to review the footage. They were worried about ongoing protests and public outrage over the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis. A 323-page report stemming from a review of the Prude case was released Monday. View this document on Scribd As CBS affiliate WROC-TV in Rochester reported, now-interim Rochester Police Chief Mark Simmons wrote in a June 4 email to since-fired former Chief La’Ron Singletary: “We certainly do not want people to misinterpret the officers’ actions and conflate this incident with any recent killings of unarmed black men by law enforcement nationally. That would simply...
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren fired the police chief and suspended her top lawyer and communications director Monday in the continuing upheaval over the suffocation death of Daniel Prude. Chief La’Ron Singletary announced his retirement last week as part of a major shakeup of the city’s police leadership but said he would stay on through the end of the month. Instead, Warren said at a news conference that she had permanently relieved him while suspending Corporation Counsel Tim Curtin and Communications Director Justin Roj without pay for 30 days following a cursory management review of the city’s role in Prude’s death. “This initial look has shown what so many have suspected, that we have a pervasive problem in the Rochester Police Department,” Warren said. “One that views everything through the eyes of the badge and not the citizens we serve. It shows that Mr. Prude’s death was...
    ROCHESTER, New York (WABC) -- Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren fired the police chief and suspended her top lawyer and communications director Monday in the continuing upheaval over the suffocation death of Daniel Prude.Chief Le'Ron Singletary announced his retirement last week as part of a major shakeup of the city's police leadership but said he would stay on through the end of the month.Officers found Prude running naked down the street in March, handcuffed him and 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.His death has sparked nearly two weeks of nightly protests and calls for Warren's resignation after his relatives released police body camera video and written reports they obtained through a public records request.Warren said the review had produced eight recommendations, including...
    (CNN)The mayor of Rochester, New York, has fired the police chief and suspended two officials for 30 days without pay in the wake of Daniel Prude's death.The decision by Mayor Lovely Warren followed a "cursory management review of the city's role in the Daniel Prude and subsequent actions," according to a news release posted Monday on the city website.Rochester police chief to retire amid Daniel Prude death protestsOutgoing Chief La'Ron Singletary had previously announced his intent to retire at the end of September. Corporation counsel Tim Curtin and communications director Justin Roj were each suspended for a month without pay.CNN has reached out to Rochester City Council, the Rochester Police Department and the Rochester Police Locust Club for comment. City Attorney Stephanie Prince declined to comment when reached by CNN.Read MoreThis is a developing story. Return for updates
    Loading the player... ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren fired the police chief and suspended her top lawyer and communications director Monday in the continuing upheaval over the suffocation death of Daniel Prude. Chief Le’Ron Singletary announced his retirement last week as part of a major shakeup of the city’s police leadership but said he would stay on through the end of the month. Instead, Warren said at a news conference that she had permanently relieved him while suspending Corporation Counsel Tim Curtin and Communications Director Justin Roj without pay for 30 days following a cursory management review of the city’s role in Prude’s death. Read More: Mayor suspends officers involved in Daniel Prude’s suffocation death Former Rochester police chief Le’Ron Singletary. (Photo: City of Rochester) “This initial look has shown what so many have suspected, that we have a pervasive problem in the Rochester Police Department,”...
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (CBS) — Rochester, New York Mayor Lovely Warren abruptly fired that city’s police chief Monday, in the wake of the death of Chicago man Daniel Prude in police custody back in March. Late Monday afternoon, Warren called for an internal review of the investigation into Prude’s death, as well as the suspension of other high-ranking city officials, CBS affiliate WROC-TV reported. Police Chief La’Ron Singletary announced his retirement just last week – along with that of the entire police command staff. But he had planned to stay on until the end of the month. Warren said Singletary’s last day on the job would be Monday, WROC reported. The mayor also said City of Rochester Communications Director and city Corporation Counsel Tim Curtin have been suspended without pay. The reason, WROC reported, was “failure to act, inform, and follow policy and procedures.” The city’s Office of Public Integrity has...
    The family of Daniel Prude participated in a community celebration of his life in Rochester, New York, last night.  His relatives, visiting from Chicago and Florida, took part in the demonstration in his memory on Jefferson Avenue, where he was arrested.  Rochester, a city of 200,000 people on Lake Ontario, erupted with protests last week after the Prude family released body camera footage from the arrest.   The family of Daniel Prude (pictured) participated in a community celebration of his life in Rochester, New York, last night His relatives, visiting from Chicago and Florida, took part in the demonstration in his memory The demonstration took place on Jefferson Avenue, where he was arrested after his brother phoned 911 about his erratic behaviour  Rochester erupted with protests last week after the Prude family released body camera footage from the arrest It showed police putting a 'spit hood', designed to...
    Rochester city officials claim the head of the police union lied about when he received the bodycam footage of Daniel Prude's suffocation death that has led to week-long protests in New York's third-largest city.  The city published the emails on Thursday showing that Police Locust Club President Mike Mazzeo was sent the bodycam footage back in April. Mazzeo had said that he saw the bodycam video of the 41-year-old black man's encounter with police for the first time last week when his family released it publicly. The emails, obtained by WROC, show he was included on email chains dating back to April that included the footage.  Mazzeo is standing by his previous comments that he hadn't previously seen the footage.  Rochester city officials claim the head of the police union, Mike Mazzeo, lied about when he received the bodycam footage of Daniel Prude's suffocation death that has led to...
    Rochester officials have accused the head of the city officers’ union of lying about when he received bodycam video of the fatal arrest of Daniel Prude, according to a report. Police Locust Club President Mike Mazzeo said during a press conference last week that he first saw the footage when it surfaced publicly just two days earlier, according to WROC-TV. But city officials said the union chief was included in an email chain in April that contained the footage of Prude, 41, who was confronted by police on March 23 while he was naked and in distress. Prude suffocated after cops placed a “spit hood” over his head and pushed him to the ground. The Rochester Police Locust Club did not respond to a request for comment from the news outlet. Meanwhile, Mazzeo on Wednesday called for Mayor Lovely Warren to resign. “The safety of the community cannot be carried...
    Protesters have taken to the streets of Rochester, New York, for the eighth consecutive night to demand justice for Daniel Prude, a mentally ill black man who died during arrest by police officers in the city.  Prude, 41, was arrested in the early morning hours of March 23 running naked through the streets of Rochester.  Handcuffed and sitting on the flood without any clothes on, he had a 'spit hood' placed over his head, and when officers tried to move him, kneeling on his back, he fell unconscious. Prude died March 30 after being taken off of life support. The video of his arrest was released last week, after his family filed a request for police records, and protests - at times violent - broke out in the city.  After several nights of violent unrest, the demonstration of around 200 people on Wednesday night was largely calm. Around 200...
    Two men who allegedly attacked police officers in Rochester, N.Y., during a weekend protest over the suffocation death of a Black man have been arrested, federal officials said Wednesday. The Justice Department announced criminal charges against Adam Green of Dansville, and Dallas Williams-Smothers, of Rochester, both 20, for civil disorder during a Saturday demonstration. Both face up to five years in prison and up to $250,000 in fines. James Kennedy, the U.S. attorney for the Western District of New York, said the arrests occurred as 1,500 people gathered in downtown Rochester near police headquarters. Green was wearing a helmet and carrying a makeshift wooden shield when he and a group of people refused to disperse after police declared an unlawful assembly, Kennedy said. When an officer approached him, Green swung the shield and struck the officer in the head, authorities allege. ROCHESTER POLICE INJURED, 11 PEOPLE ARRESTED FOLLOWING THIRD NIGHT OF PROTESTS Police officers force a line...
    A makeshift memorial is seen, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, in Rochester, N.Y., near the site where Daniel Prude was restrained by police officers.Adrian Kraus | AP Rochester, New York's police chief abruptly resigned on Tuesday along with his command staff, saying there had been a "mischaracterization and politicization" of his actions following the death of Daniel Prude in police custody. Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren told a City Council meeting that she had not asked Chief La'Ron Singletary to resign, though she said there was "information that was brought to light today that I have not previously seen before." She did not elaborate. Rochester, a city of 200,000 people on Lake Ontario, erupted with protests last week after the Prude family released body camera footage showing officers had used a mesh hood and pinned Prude, a 41-year-old Black man, to the pavement during the March arrest. The release of the footage...
    Reuters September 8, 2020 0 Comments Rochester, New York’s police chief abruptly resigned on Tuesday along with his command staff, saying there had been a “mischaracterization and politicization” of his actions following the death of Daniel Prude in police custody. Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren told a City Council meeting that she had not asked Chief La’Ron Singletary to resign, though she said there was “information that was brought to light today that I have not previously seen before.” She did not elaborate. Rochester, a city of 200,000 people on Lake Ontario, erupted with protests last week after the Prude family released body camera footage showing officers had used a mesh hood and pinned Prude, a 41-year-old Black man, to the pavement during the March arrest. The release of the footage five months after Prude’s death had raised questions of a possible cover-up and turned Rochester into the latest flashpoint...
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Naked except for "spit hoods" in a reference to the killing of Daniel Prude, several protesters sat outside Rochester's police headquarters Monday morning to push for police accountability, local news outlets reported. Photos and video showed roughly a half-dozen demonstrators, naked or in minimal clothes and some with "Black Lives Matter" written on their backs, sitting silently with their hands behind them, on a rain-slicked street outside the city Public Safety Building. The Democrat & Chronicle reported that after a time, the demonstrators were given blankets and left in cars. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump tweeted that Rochester was among cities that had "bad nights," while Mayor Lovely Warren commended activist leaders, police and community elders on a night of calm protest Sunday. Prude, a 41-year-old Black man, died after police found him running naked in a street March 23, put a hood over his head to stop...
    Black Lives Matter protesters tore down a police barricade in Rochester, New York, last night after the death of Daniel Prude. Meanwhile similar rioting was quelled by police in Los Angeles who fired pepper balls at demonstrators after they launched concrete and bricks at deputies.  Demonstrators in Rochester were filmed taking down steel barricades put up outside the City Public Safety Building which was guarded by riot police last night. It follows similar action by protesters over the weekend, praised by the Democrat mayor for their 'spirit,' in response to video which recently emerged of Prude's death. Police shoot pepper bullets, tear gas, flashbacks to disperse crowd in #SouthLA pic.twitter.com/pfMnKZX8x8— Jorge Ventura Media (@VenturaReport) September 8, 2020 Demonstrators in Rochester were filmed taking down steel barricades put up outside the City Public Safety Building which was guarded by riot police last night. Organizers kneel in the street during...
    NUDE Black Lives Matter demonstrators protested in "spit hoods" after Daniel Prude's police custody death. The demonstration in Rochester, New York on Monday morning came the week after video emerged of police restraining Prude, a 41-year-old black man. 4Nude demonstrators protested in Rochester on Monday, wearing 'spit hoods' like cops placed on Daniel Prude's head when he was restrained on March 23Credit: AP:Associated Press 4A cop is seen placing the 'spit hood' on Prude's head as he sits naked on the groundCredit: AP:Associated Press Pictures show the demonstrators sitting on the ground, either fully naked or in very little clothing. Protesters wore "spit hoods," – mesh fabric bags like the ones seen used on Prude in the March 23rd incident. Some demonstrators had the words "Black Lives Matter" written across their backs. The protesters also gave out a list of demand for lawmakers and Gov Andrew Cuomo, the New York...
    They’re out to expose police brutality. Naked demonstrators wearing spit hoods made a stark protest in Rochester Monday morning over the caught-on-camera fatal arrest of Daniel Prude. At least half-a-dozen protesters disrobed and sat in the rain outside the upstate city’s Public Safety Building, the spot at the heart of ongoing protests over the 41-year-old’s March death in police custody. Social media posts show them mostly wearing nothing but spit hoods — the same as the naked Prude was forced to wear, as seen in disturbing bodycam videos released last week. The group — some with “Black Lives Matter” written on their bodies — sat in silence having handed out a list of demands for Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state legislators, the Democrat and Chronicle said. see also Rochester road rage: Protester hit by car as driver sprays crowds Shocking video shows a protester getting hit by a...
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (CBS/AP) — Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren promised reforms are coming to the city’s police department as community elders sought to bring calmer minds to a fifth night of demonstrations Sunday over the March death of Daniel Prude, a Black man from Chicago who lost consciousness after police in Rochester held him down with a hood over his head. Warren announced at a news conference Sunday that the crisis intervention team and its budget would move from the police department to the city’s department of youth and recreation services. Warren did not provide specifics, but said the move would be part of a series of reforms planned for “the coming weeks, months and years.” “We had a human being in a need of help, in need of compassion. In that moment we had an opportunity to protect him, to keep him warm, to bring him to safety, to begin...
    Rochester will institute mental-health reforms within the wake of the loss of life of Daniel Prude, a black man who died being subdued by metropolis cops whereas he suffered an obvious breakdown, the mayor mentioned Sunday. “We had a human being in a necessity of assist, in want of compassion,’’ Rochester Mayor Pretty Warren mentioned at a press convention. “In that second we had a chance to guard him, to maintain him heat, to deliver him to security, to start the method of therapeutic him and lifting him up. “We have now to personal the truth that within the second we didn’t do this.” As a substitute, Prude, 41, lay bare and handcuffed on the street as officers put a “spit hood’’ over him and pushed him to the bottom until he stopped respiratory. He died per week later, on the finish of March. Warren introduced Sunday that the...
    Rochester will institute mental-health reforms in the wake of the death of Daniel Prude, a black man who died being subdued by city cops while he suffered an apparent breakdown, the mayor said Sunday. “We had a human being in a need of help, in need of compassion,’’ Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren said at a press conference. “In that moment we had an opportunity to protect him, to keep him warm, to bring him to safety, to begin the process of healing him and lifting him up. “We have to own the fact that in the moment we did not do that.” Instead, Prude, 41, lay naked and handcuffed in the street as officers put a “spit hood’’ over him and pushed him to the ground till he stopped breathing. He died a week later, at the end of March. Warren announced Sunday that the city would be moving its...
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Nine protesters were arrested in Rochester as demonstrations over the the death of Daniel Prude, a Black man who lost consciousness after police held a hood over his head, continued for a fourth night. Three officers were treated at hospitals for injuries they suffered when “projectiles and incendiary devices” were hurled at them during Saturday night’s protests over the death of Prude earlier this year, Lt. Greg Bello of the Rochester police said in a news release. The Democrat and Chronicle reported that some protesters were hit by projectiles as well as thousands marched through the streets of New York’s third-largest city. No information about injuries to protesters was provided by police. MORE: Rochester Police Use Tear Gas To Disperse Protesters Against Death Of Daniel Prude The marches took place as New York Attorney General Letitia James announced Saturday that a grand jury would investigate Prude’s death. “The Prude family and...
    ROCHESTER, New York (WABC) -- Nine protesters were arrested in Rochester as demonstrations over the the death of a Black man who lost consciousness after police held a hood over his head continued for a fourth night.Three officers were treated at hospitals for injuries they suffered when "projectiles and incendiary devices" were hurled at them during Saturday night's protests over the death of Daniel Prude earlier this year, Lt. Greg Bello of the Rochester police said in a news release.EMBED More News Videos The mayor of New York's third largest city on Thursday suspended seven police officers involved in the suffocation death of Daniel Prude last March. The Democrat and Chronicle reported that some protesters were hit by projectiles as well as thousands marched through the streets of New York's third-largest city. No information about injuries to protesters was provided by police.The marches took place as New York's attorney general...
    Riots continued Saturday evening in Rochester, New York, for the third straight night as Black Lives Matter activists marched to city hall and clashed with police. ROCHESTER, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 05: Joe Prude, the brother of Daniel Prude, holds up his phone to show off the crowd that has gathered at the site of the arrest of Daniel Prude as they prepare to march on September 05, 2020 in Rochester, New York. Daniel Prude died after being arrested on March 23, by Rochester police officers who had placed a “spit hood” over his head and pinned him to the ground while restraining him. This is the fourth consecutive night of protesting since the family released bodycam footage of Mr. Prude’s arrest. (Photo by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images) ROCHESTER, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 05: Demonstrators shield themselves from pepper balls on September 05, 2020 in Rochester, New York. Daniel Prude...
    Following an evening of violent unrest in Rochester, New York, Democrat State Attorney General Letitia James announced Saturday that a grand jury would be empaneled as part of the investigation into the death of Daniel Prude, a 41-year-old black man who died following an interaction with several police officers in New York in March.  “The Prude family and the Rochester community have been through great pain and anguish,” said James. “My office will immediately move to empanel a grand jury as part of our exhaustive investigation into this matter.” Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who called for a grand jury empanelment earlier this week, lauded James for her decision, saying “justice delayed is justice denied and the people of New York deserve the truth.” Unrest in Rochester began earlier this week, after body camera footage of Prude’s interaction with police officers was released to the public by the late...
    (CNN)It seemingly never ends. An unarmed Black person is killed by police, but it's the character of the dead Black person that gets scrutinized. And yet, there are many Americans who still don't understand the purpose or power of the "Black Lives Matter" mantra, or what it says that in a diverse 21st century America such a mantra is needed at all. Issac BaileyDaniel Prude, a Black man, was having a mental health episode in March, his family said, and died after Rochester police -- called by Prude's brother to help -- covered Prude's head with a "spit sock" and pinned him to the ground. Prude was spitting at police, visibly agitated, and said he had the coronavirus. As we watch the recently released video of the incident, those of us who are fighting against a systemically racist justice system may once again have to defend the value of...
    New York Attorney General Letitia James will empanel a grand jury in her investigation into the death Daniel Prude in Rochester, she announced Saturday. Prude, 41, died of asphyxiation after a "spit hood" was put over his head as he was taken into police custody while naked in the street March 23. He was pressed against the ground for 2 minutes. He died seven days later after being taken off life-support. James is investigating Prude's death, which is standard when an unarmed person dies in police custody. ROCHESTER POLICE INJURED, 11 PEOPLE ARRESTED FOLLOWING THIRD NIGHT OF PROTESTS  In a statement, she encouraged the Rochester Police Department to launch an internal probe. Warren said James' office initially asked the city to stop its investigation, but reversed course Thursday. "At this time, we have not asked the city of Rochester nor the Rochester Police Department to refrain from launching an internal...
    In this Aug. 6, 2020 file photo, New York State Attorney General Letitia James takes a question at a news conference in New York. Kathy Willens/Associated Press New York's attorney general, Letitia James, announcd Saturday she would form a grand jury for the death of Daniel Prude, a Black man who died in March, days after Rochester police placed him in a "spit hood" and held him down. The seven Rochester police officers involved in Prude's death were suspended earlier this week, the mayor announced. The county's medical examiner ruled in an autopsy that Prude's death was a homicide caused by "complications of asphyxia" while physically restrained. A police union has defended the officers involved in the encounter, saying they were strictly following department training and protocols, including using the mesh hood. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. New York's attorney general on Saturday moved to form...
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (CBS Chicago/CBS New York/AP) — New York State Attorney General Letitia James has moved to empanel a grand jury to investigate the death of Daniel Prude, a Black man from Chicago whose death at the hands of police in Rochester has sparked nightly protests and calls for reform there. In a statement, James said, “The Prude family and the Rochester community have been through great pain and anguish. My office will immediately move to empanel a grand jury as part of our exhaustive investigation into this matter.” Prude, 41, was a Chicago resident visiting Rochester on March 23, when his brother called the police because he was having a mental health issue. From there, the moments leading up to his eventual death were all captured on police body camera. Daniel Prude, died in police custody in March. (Credit: Police camera video) The body cam video shows Rochester...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York Attorney General Letitia James announced Saturday that she is moving to empanel a grand jury as part of the investigation into the death of Daniel Prude, a Black man who died following an encounter with police in Rochester. In a statement, she said, “The Prude family and the Rochester community have been through great pain and anguish. My office will immediately move to empanel a grand jury as part of our exhaustive investigation into this matter.” Prude died back in March, seven days after his encounter with police. In the early hours of March 23, Daniel’s brother called police to help Daniel, who he says was mentally troubled. MORE: Disturbing Video Shows Encounter That Resulted In Death Of Daniel Prude In Rochester Police Custody Police body camera footage shows Rochester officers ordering a naked Prude to lie on the ground before handcuffing him. Video...
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- New York Attorney General Letitia James announced Saturday that her office will empanel as a part of its investigation into the death of Daniel Prude.Her office is investigating, as is typical is such cases. Seven Rochester police officers involved were suspended Thursday by the city's mayor.This is a breaking news update. A previous version of this report is below.The death of Daniel Prude after a confrontation with police sparked a third night of demonstrations in New York's third-largest city, with protesters demanding more accountability for how it happened and legislation to change how authorities respond to mental health emergencies.Advocates for such legislation say Prude's death and the actions of seven now-suspended Rochester police officers - including one who covered the Black man's head with a "spit hood" during the March encounter - demonstrate how police are ill-equipped to deal with people suffering mental problems.Having police respond can...
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — New York AG moves to empanel grand jury in Daniel Prude’s death. Prude died after being hooded and held down by police. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    (CNN)Protests over a fatal police encounter in Rochester, New York, began peacefully Friday night but ended with authorities dispersing the crowds with tear gas and pepper balls following incidents of vandalism violence, officials said.It was the third straight night of demonstrations in the city after video was released earlier in the week showing officers holding Daniel Prude on the ground with a spit sock on his head in March. Prude stopped breathing and was declared brain dead at a hospital, and died a week later.Rochester police arrested 11 people during the outbreaks of violence Friday night, the department said in a statement. Three officers were hurt and were hospitalized, but later released, police said.The protest Friday evening began with as many as 1,000 people gathered in the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park, where they chanted and listened to speakers and music, according to the Rochester newspaper the Democrat &...
    Protests in Rochester, New York, turned violent on Friday night. Large volumes of activists came to protest the police-involved death of Daniel Prude, a black man. In one incident, a bus stop was set on fire. Rochester police released a video of a confrontation between demonstrators and officers in which the two groups were lined up on either side of an intersection. At one point, a commercial-grade firework is shot off from the demonstrator side directly toward the police. RPD released this video where they say a group of agitators during last nights protests along Court St. & S. Clinton Ave started throwing commercial grade fireworks directly at officers standing on the opposite side of the intersection. #Rochester #DanielPrude pic.twitter.com/cnPfDs7RMM— JOSH NAVARRO (@JoshNavarroTV) September 5, 2020 In one confrontation that has since gone viral, demonstrators confronted patio diners. In one incident, as diners got up to leave...
    A LARGE group of anti-racism protesters caused diners to flee when they surrounded a restaurant in Rochester during a demonstration against the killing of Daniel Prude. More than 1,000 Black Lives Matter protesters gathered where Prude, a black man, died of asphyxiation after he was detained by police in New York for running through the streets naked on March 23. 14Cops had fireworks thrown at them during protests in RochesterCredit: Getty Images - Getty 14Protesters marched after the death of Daniel PrudeCredit: Reuters 14The protesters were hit with tear gasCredit: AFP or licensors Diners looked terrified as protesters smashed the customer's glasses in front of their faces, broke plates, overturned chairs, and chanted at them to leave the eatery. Eleven people were arrested and three cops were injured after a third night of protests over Prude's death. The protests were sparked by details about how he died. More than 2,000 people gathered at...
    ANGRY protesters have clashed with cops in Rochester over Daniel Prude's death. Daniel Prude died after he was detained by police in Rochester, New York, for running through the streets naked on March 23. 14Cops had fireworks thrown at them during protests in RochesterCredit: Getty Images - Getty 14Protesters marched after the death of Daniel PrudeCredit: Reuters 14The protesters were hit with tear gasCredit: AFP or licensors 14More than 2,000 people gathered to demonstrate in Rochester on Friday nightCredit: AP:Associated Press 14Cops detain a man during the protestsCredit: Reuters 14Protesters take cover behind umbrellas and a carCredit: Reuters 14Daniel Prude died in hospitalCredit: AFP or licensors Eleven people were arrested and three cops were injured after a third night of protests over Mr Prude's death. More than 2,000 people gathered at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park in the city on Friday night. Joe Prude, Daniel's brother, addressed the crowd, and almost broke...
    A driver accelerated through a crowd of Black Lives Matter protesters in New York City on Thursday after the crowd surrounded the vehicle, police investigating the incident said. A crowd of protesters congregated near the corner of West 46th Street and Broadway on Thursday evening over the death of Daniel Prude, according to The Wall Street Journal. Prude, a 41-year-old black man, died in March, but video of a police interaction preceding his death was released on Wednesday, sparking racially-charged protesting in New York. Video of a black Ford Taurus driving through a crowd of Black Lives Matter protesters in Times Square surfaced online soon after the incident Thursday night. Police say they are investigating the incident and are looking into reports of injuries that appeared on social media. Police said that the car was parked for the protest, but the driver took off after demonstrators began to surround the...
    Police officers involved in the suffocation of Daniel Prude - who died in March after a bag was placed over his head - were following their training, their union chief has said, as it emerged that Prude's brother Joe said he was hallucinating and suicidal before he died. Prude, 41, from Chicago, was naked running through the streets of Rochester, New York - where his brother lives - in the early hours of March 23 when he was arrested.  He had taken the drug phencyclidine, known as PCP or angel dust, and was ranting at the officers, telling them he had coronavirus, saying they should just put him on a plane, and asking for their guns. Daniel Prude, 41, from Chicago, died in Rochester following a March 23 arrest by police Prude was naked and in handcuffs when the 'spit hood' was put over his head Paramedics arrived...
    The Rochester cops involved in the suffocation death of Daniel Prude were following their training when they put a “spit hood” over the man’s head and pinned him to the ground, the head of the officers’ union said Friday — as Prude’s brother claimed he was acting suicidal before the fatal encounter. “I think when this investigation is over and you compare it to just what the training went through, to me, it looks like they were watching the training in front of them and doing it step by step by what that training says to do,” Locust Club President Mike Mazzeo said during a press briefing, WROC-TV reported. see also Disturbing new video from Rochester shows man die during arrest A disturbing new video shows Rochester police laughing at a... “So if there is a problem with that, if there’s an issue with that, let’s change it,”...
    The union representing Rochester police on Friday defended the officers involved in the asphyxiation death of Daniel Prude in March. President Michael Mazzeo said he welcomed the investigation into the officers' actions, which included fitting Prude with a mesh hood, or “spit sack,” as they restrained him. "An officer doesn't have the ability to go off-script," Mazzeo told a news conference. "They have to follow protocol and do what they are trained to do.” ROCHESTER MAYOR SUSPENDS OFFICERS INVOLVED IN DANIEL PRUDE'S DEATH He said the officers who restrained Prude did that. “To me, it looks like they watched training and followed it step-by-step," he said. "If there's a problem with that (training), let's change it." He said he first learned two days ago of a department investigation into the death. Mazzeo said the seven officers who restrained Prude cooperated with a criminal investigation after the death. DANIEL PRUDE: FAMILY WANTS OFFICERS...
    The police officers involved in the suffocation death of Daniel Prude were following their training when they put a hood over his head and pinned him to the ground for two minutes before noticing wasn't breathing, the head of the officers' union said Friday. "To me, it looks like they were watching the training in front of them and doing step by step what the training says to do," said Michael Mazzeo, president of the Locust Club. "If there's a problem with that, let's change it." The police officers were in a difficult position trying to help someone who appeared to have mental illness, and they didn't intend to cause Prude harm, he said. The hood, he said, was standard equipment intended to protect officers from germs. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox The mayor suspended seven Rochester police officers Thursday, pending completion of an investigation into their...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — The head of the union representing police officers in Rochester, New York, said Friday the disturbing video of Daniel Prude, a Black man from Chicago, suffocating after being taken into custody, does not tell the whole story about what happened that night in March. “What you saw is not complete, and certainly not accurate, but that speaks to what needs to be done,” Rochester Police Locust Club President Michael Mazzeo said. Mazzeo did not say what was missing from the body camera video released by the Rochester Police Department, but said there are other different videos that also should be released. “What needs to be done is to have this investigation completed, and to have everything at that point in time shown by an agency that’s independent, and that’s investigating it, and that’s the most important thing” he said. “There are specific things that are heard in...
    Dramatic cellphone video captured a car accelerating into a crowd of Black Lives Matter protesters in New York City's Times Square Thursday night. No one was seriously injured, and police are searching for the driver. The demonstrators had gathered to protest the death of Daniel Prude, who died days after a controversial arrest by Rochester police officers. Prude died in March, but disturbing body camera footage of the incident was released by his family on Wednesday. The video showed officers placing a "spit hood" over Prude's head, then pressing his head into the ground while he lay on the street naked and handcuffed. Protest erupted nationwide and a day after the video's release, seven officers involved in Prude's death were suspended. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in Times Square Thursday night to call for justice in the case. However, the NYPD tells CBS...
    Seven police officers in Rochester, New York, were suspended with pay on Thursday over the March death of 41-year-old Daniel Prude. But Prude's 18-year-old daughter Tashyra, who described her father as "a family man" and a "protector," told CBS News the suspensions were a "slap in the face." "[The suspension] is just a slap in the face, especially with pay," Tashyra said. "There's footage of officers murdering an unarmed Black man who was handcuffed with a spit bag over his head, meaning he cannot attack anyone." "That's a paid vacation, if you ask me," she added. "That's beyond disrespectful to me, my siblings and the rest of my family and to everybody who cared about my father."  Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox Prude's death was not widely known until his family shared body camera footage of the incident on Wednesday. The footage showed officers encountering Prude naked...
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Warning: Video in the media player above is disturbing. Viewer discretion is advised.Seven police officers involved in the suffocation death of Daniel Prude in Rochester, New York, were suspended by the city's mayor, who said she was misled for months about the circumstances of the fatal encounter.Prude, 41, who was Black, died when he was taken off life support March 30. That was seven days after officers who encountered him running naked through the street put a hood over his head to stop him from spitting, then held him down for about two minutes until he stopped breathing.Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren announced the suspensions at a news conference Thursday amid outrage that city officials had previously kept quiet about Prude's death.While denying a cover-up, Warren acknowledged that Prude "was failed by the police department, our mental health care system, our society, and he was failed by me."Hours...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A car plowed through a crowd Thursday night as protesters clashed in Times Square. No one was seriously injured, and police are searching for the driver. Cell phone video shows a black car with tinted windows drive through a crowd of protesters in Times Square. They chase after the car in the rain, but the driver speeds off. “A black car came through the crowd and hit the person in front of me and then me and then I believe the person behind me, and we all had bikes so they just came charging through. It was pretty terrifying,” Brooklyn resident Lora Gettelfinger told CBS2’s Ali Bauman. A car plowed through a crowd as protesters clashed in Times Square on Sept. 3, 2020. (Credit: EarthCam) The car, caught on EarthCam, can be seen whipping around the corner right after, escaping the crowd. The NYPD says there...
    Seven police officers in Rochester, New York, have been suspended with pay following the release of body camera footage in the March death of Daniel Prude, the city's mayor, Lovely Warren, announced Thursday.  The footage, released Wednesday, showed police putting a hood on the 41-year-old's head and shoving his face into the ground for three minutes while he was naked and handcuffed. Prude's death was largely unknown until his family released the footage and police documents surrounding his death.  "Mr. Daniel Prude was failed by our police department, our mental health care system, our society, and he was failed by me," Warren told reporters Thursday, adding, "I am suspending the officers in question today, against the advice of counsel."  Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox "I understand that the union may sue the city for this," she said. "They shall feel free to do so."   Warren did...
    SHOCKING footage of a car ploughing through Black Lives Matter protesters who were holding a demonstration in Times Square has been revealed. Dozens of BLM demonstrators gathered in the rain to protest the death of Daniel Prude, a 41-year-old man who suffocated while in police custody. 16The driver of the car, believed to be a Ford Taurus sedan, pushed through protestersCredit: ViralPress 16The front of the vehicle was seen shoving against cyclistsCredit: ViralPress 16As the car sped off, protesters ran behind in furyCredit: ViralPress The crowds stood at the crossroads as they chanted: "No justice, no peace" at around 8pm yesterday. The vehicle, believed to be a black Ford Taurus approached the group and the driver began furiously honking his horn as he attempted to drive through. At least two protesters with bicycles stood in front of the car, blocking it from passing, the car seemed to be pushing against...
    An investigation has been launched in New York City after a car drove through a crowd of Black Lives Matter demonstrators and left them desperately screaming for medics. Authorities said the frightening incident happened on Thursday evening in Times Square during a protest over the death of Daniel Prude, a 41-year-old man who suffocated to death while in police custody.   The anti-racism demonstration was met with counter-protesters in the form of President Trump and Back the Blue supporters, authorities said. A number of city officials have demanded the New York Police Department review the 'disturbing' action taken against peaceful protesters.  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Antifa protester linked to shooting death of Patriot Prayer supporter claims... Rochester Mayor suspends officers involved in the fatal March arrest of Daniel... Share this article Share Footage shared by DataInput on Twitter shows hundreds of protesters grouped together...
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