Grand jury declines to charge officers in Daniel Prude’s death
New York’s attorney general has announced no officers will be charged following an investigation into the death ofa 41-year-old Black man who died after being restrained by Rochester police last year. Letitia James said Tuesday that her office presented the “strongest case possible” to a grand jury, but the panel decided not to indict any officers in the case. James’ office is required to investigate police-involved deaths of unarmed civilians under state law.
“While I know that the Prude family, the Rochester community, and communities across the country will rightfully be devastated and disappointed, we have to respect this decision,” James said.
Family members have said Prude, who was visiting Rochester from Chicago, was in the midst of a mental health crisis…