Unrest In Rochester After Death of Daniel Prude: Report
Civil unrest has developed in Rochester, NY after a police report and body cam video have provided details in the death of 41-year-old Daniel Prude. The family is reportedly intending to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the City of Rochester.
The actual body cam video of the incident is extremely disturbing--we have it linked below should you decide to watch it for yourself. If you saw and were disturbed by the video of George Floyd's death you may want to refrain from watching.
*WARNING* Video Is Disturbing:
The unrest in Rochester seems to be two-fold. According to Rochester News Channel 8 WROC, protesters have gathered in Rochester, NY attempting to get through a barrier in an attempt to apparently enter the Rochester Public Safety Building and asking for the police officers to be fired.
On the other hand, there are allegations of a cover-up within the Mayor's Office and the Chief of Police by some of the protesters. The following is a statement regarding the event by Rochester, NY Mayor Lovely Warren.
Rochester Police Chief La’Ron Singletary made this statement, according to WROC News in Rochester, NY:
“This is not a cover up. There is no cover up whatsoever,” Chief Singletary said. “We’re going to take a look at this criminal investigation. The internal investigation looks at whether the officers violated policy and procedures of the Rochester Police Department. From day one we have been in conversation with the investigating authorities as such. Like the mayor said we don’t have a problem holding anyone accountable. At this particular point in time, that’s why I’m waiting for the investigation to unfold to determine what the next step will be.”