September 8, 2020

Police chief resigns after protests over death of US black man hooded by officers

New York (AFP) – The police chief in the US city of Rochester resigned Tuesday, following days of protest over the death of a black man whom police had hooded and forced face-down on a road.The arrest of Daniel Prude took place in March, but his family and activists made his death public last Wednesday, after receiving body cam footage through an open records request.When officers arrived, the 41-year-old Prude — who was suffering from a psychotic episode at the time — was unarmed and naked in the road, according to the video.Police ordered an initially compliant Prude to get on the ground, …


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