7 officers in Rochester, New York, suspended in case of loss of life of Daniel Prude
Adrian Kraus | AP
Mayor Pretty Warren mentioned at a information convention the officers concerned within the response to Daniel Prude had been suspended with pay “in opposition to the recommendation of counsel.”
Warren indicated she is perhaps in for a combat with the native police union over the suspensions.
“I’ve by no means shied away from taking motion and holding our police, or anybody, who fails of their duties to our group accountable,” she mentioned in a press release. “I perceive that the union could sue me for taking these officers off our streets. They need to be happy to take action.”
The officers had stopped Prude, who was nude on the time, after Three a.m. on March 23, based on police physique digital camera video obtained by his household and launched to the media. Officers cuffed him, positioned him on the moist avenue face down, put a spit hood on him, and pushed his head into the asphalt and positioned a knee on his again, the video seems to point out.
Prude, 41, had advised police he suffered from COVID-19, prompting officers to place the hood on his head, apparently to stop him from spitting on them.
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Prude went limp and appeared to cease respiration, based on the imagery and remarks from police and paramedics on the scene. He was hospitalized on life help and died seven days later, household and authorities mentioned.
Prude’s brother, Joe Prude, mentioned he had been visiting from Chicago and suffered from psychological sickness. He mentioned he referred to as authorities the earlier night and that Prude was hospitalized briefly, however began performing out when he was launched from a hospital after solely about three hours.
Mayor Pretty A. Warren speaks to media following the loss of life of a Black man, Daniel Prude, after police put a spit hood over his head throughout an arrest on March 23, in Rochester, New York, September 3, 2020.
Lindsay DeDario | Reuters
The Rochester Police Locust Membership, a union representing metropolis officers, responded to the controversy Thursday.
“The Rochester Police Locust Membership has considerations in regards to the incident involving our members and Mr. Daniel Prude,” it mentioned in a press release. “We’re within the strategy of gathering all related info out there to us, and we are going to difficulty a press release when that’s accomplished.”