The New York Grand Jury votes not to charge cops with the death of Daniel Prude
A great jury in New York State did not agree to charge police officers for the death of Daniel Prude, a black man who died of asphyxiation in police custody in the city of Rochester in March 2020, Attorney General Letitia James said on Tuesday.
Prude’s family received body-worn camera footage of Prude’s death, showing him naked on a dark, snow-covered street. A mesh “spit hood” was placed over his head after he told officers that he had contracted the novel coronavirus. The video also shows Prude, apparently in the middle of one Mental health Crisis, held against the ground by the police.
The footage was released in September and sparked further nationwide protests against police violence after other high profile episodes in 2020 in which police killed black men …