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Rochester Police Chief and Commanders Resign over Police Killing of Daniel Prude

HeadlineSep 09, 2020

In New York, the entire Rochester Police Department command staff, including Police Chief La’Ron Singletary, has resigned following a week of nonstop mass protests over the killing of Daniel Prude. Prude, a Black man, died from asphyxiation in March after police officers handcuffed him, put a hood over his head and pushed his face into the freezing cold ground for two minutes while kneeling on his back. Protesters have accused Rochester’s government of covering up the details of Prude’s death, which weren’t released until five months after he died. They’re also demanding the resignation of Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren.

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