Advocates, Daniel Prude’s brother renew demands for change one year after Prude’s death was made public

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– Berkeley Brean (@whec_bbrean) September 2, 2021

Prude’s death did not become public until early September 2020.


Mayor Lovely Warren suspended seven officers for their involvement in Prude’s death. In February it was announced that the officers would not be charged. Shortly thereafter, a judge granted Attorney General Letitia James’ motion to unseal the Grand Jury’s record.

Transcripts showed the grand jury agreed 15-5 to clear the three officers involved in his restraint from a negligent homicide charge brought by prosecutors.


The officers remain suspended for payment pending an internal investigation, and the organizers again demanded that the officers be dismissed.

The department has not released any details yet about the result of the investigationsays only Interim Police Chief Cynthia Herriott-Sullivan’s command staff is reviewing it.

In addition, the organizers renewed a boost for Daniel’s law be handed over. TThe law would establish both state and regional mental health advisory bodies that would enable mental health professionals to respond to mental health emergencies and substance abuse.

The bill was introduced first by New York MP Harry Bronson and Senator Samra Brouk in February.

FTP had previously called for the immediate resignation of Mayor Lovely Warren, who lost the Democratic Mayor’s primary to Councilor Malik Evans in June.

Warren and the City of Rochester received criticism for their handling of the investigation. as an independent lawyer The city’s investigation concluded that it had “suppressed” information from becoming public and made “false statements”.

Former RPD leader La’Ron Singletary. who was fired by Warren after initially announcing plans to retire, filed a lawsuit against the city, and Warren for character defamation, hostile work environment, and wrongful termination and retaliation. Singletary says Warren’s comments and the work environment contributed to his initial decision to retire.

In December, the Rochester City Public Integrity Bureau released its report that it found “no evidence” that a city official violated “guidelines or ethical standards” in connection with Prude’s death.

In addition, several FTP organizers and protesters did filed a massive civil rights lawsuit against the Rochester Police Department, claiming they were injured by RPD while protesting Prude’s death.

Daniel Prude’s five children also filed a federal wrongful death Legal action.

Hours before the press conference on Thursday, RPD publishes updated guidelines on the use of forceincluding the use of force against minors.

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