Protests in Rochester continue over death of Daniel Prude. Police in Rochester, New York, deployed pepper spray Thursday night after more than 200 protesters gathered to demand justice for Daniel Prude. City Council member Mitch Gruber said the police response was "Unnecessarily aggressive." The protest came after Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren, at a news conference Thursday afternoon, ordered the immediate suspension of seven police officers involved in Prude's death. Ref. USAToday.
New York Attorney General will enlist a grand jury to investigate the death of Daniel Prude, who was restrained by police. New York Attorney General Letitia James announced Saturday she will empanel a grand jury to investigate the death of Daniel Prude after he was restrained by three Rochester police officers and stopped breathing last March 23. The state has been quietly investigating without public knowledge Prude's death since mid-April. Ref. USAToday.
The police in the USA need to learn what is excessive use of force. They use lots of officers to subdue one man and methods that aren't even used on animals.
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Rochester police officers will not face criminal charges in relation to the death of Daniel Prude last March, New York attorney general says. New York Attorney General Letitia James announced Tuesday that a grand jury has chosen not to criminally charge Rochester police officers whose restraint of Daniel Prude may have caused his death. Prude was in the midst of a mental health episode when he suffocated last March as Rochester police restrained him. The case did not become public knowledge until September, setting off protests and calls for those in charge to resign. Ref. USAToday.