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The Police Chief Of Rochester Resigns After Daniel Prude’s Death Ignites Days Of Protests

The fight for justice continues.

After news broke about the March killing of Daniel Prude, 41, a Black man, at the hands of Rochester, NY police custody, it sparked more protests. 

During the arrest, police put a spit hood over Daniel’s head, pressed his face to the ground, while he was naked in handcuffs. Daniel died seven days after the arrest. According to the medical examiner’s report, Daniel asphyxiation contributed to his death. 

In the latest report, Rochester police Chief La’Ron Singletary, a 20-year veteran of the department, resigned. In a statement he said,

“The mischaracterization and the politicization of the actions that I took after being informed of Mr. Prude’s death is not based on facts, and is not what I stand for,” he added. 

The chief is being accused of hiding Daniel’s death. ABC reports Singletary’s resignation comes days after the attorney general announced she’s setting up a grand jury to investigate the case. Daniel’s family also filed a civil lawsuit against Singletary. 

Daniel’s death wasn’t known until last week after his family received the bodycam footage. 



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