The NY Times reported about an hour ago (relative to this report ) that Rochester Police Chief La'Ron Singletary has resigned his position after days of protests and an on-going investigation regarding the Police involved alleged homicide of 41-year-old Daniel Prude after an encounter with the Rochester Police.

According to Rochester TV station WHEC-TV, this is what  Former Police Chief, La'Ron Singletary said as he resigned today:

“As a man of integrity, I will not sit idly by while outside entities attempt to destroy my character. The events over the past week are an attempt to destroy my character and integrity. The members of the Rochester Police Department and the Greater Rochester Community know my reputation and know what I stand for. 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.

I would like to thank the men and women of the Rochester Police Department, as well as the Rochester Community for allowing me the honor of serving as your Chief and fulfilling a lifelong dream. I look forward to continuing to serve our community in my next chapter.”

WHEC TV News Report and statement from Mayor Lovely Warren: