The grand jury refuses to charge officers with the death of Daniel Prude

The grand jury refuses to charge officers with the death of Daniel Prude
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The New York attorney general has announced that no officers will be charged after an investigation into the deaths Daniel Prude, A 41-year-old black man who died after being arrested by Rochester police last year. Letitia James said Tuesday that her office presented the “strongest possible case” to a grand jury, but the panel decided not to indict any officials in the case. James’ office is required to investigate police deaths of unarmed civilians under state law.

“While I know the Prude family, the Rochester ward, and communities across the country are right to be devastated and disappointed, we must respect that choice,” said James.

Family members have said that Prude, who was visiting Rochester from Chicago, was in the middle of a mental crisis …

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