Daniel Prude Death : Black Man Dies After Encounter with Rochester Police Officers.
Daniel Prude died March 30, seven days after Rochester, New York police put a hood over his head and pressed his face into the pavement for two minutes. The world only found out about it today, when his family released video and records of the incident.
Daniel Prude was handcuffed, naked, and had a hood placed over his head before he was suffocated to death by Rochester police.
He died in March, two months before George Floyd’s very similar death in Minneapolis, yet it didn’t become public until now.
WHAT HAPPENED BEFORE DANIEL PRUDE DIED .
WARNING: Disturbing video of Rochester cops suffocating Daniel Prude. His family called 911 for help b/c Prude was in mental distress. Naked in the street, Prude complies, lays on the ground and is cuffed. Cops place bag over his head, suffocating him.
The footage above show Rochester police putting their body weight on an unarmed, naked, handcuffed Black man, Daniel Prude, in March.
Daniel Prude needed mental health assistance. Instead he was handcuffed in near-freezing temperatures and killed by Rochester police.
Here are the names of officers involved in killing Daniel Prube
OFFICERS INVOLVED IN THE MURDER OF DANIEL PRUDE.
• OFFICER MARK VAUGHN
• SERGEANT MICHAEL MAGRI
• OFFICER FRANCISCO SANTIAGO
• OFFICER JOSIAH HARRIS
• OFFICER ANDREW SPECKSGOOR
• OFFICER TROY TALLADAY
PUBLIC OUTCRY AND REACTIONS
This story have generated a lots of angry reactions from the general public.
The body cams show it: Daniel Prude was immediately compliant with officers. He was clearly having a mental health incident, but posed no threat.
— Nick Knudsen 🇺🇸 (@DemWrite) September 3, 2020
Daniel Prude’s brother called for help. The disturbing body camera video that was just released shows the killing of yet another unarmed Black man at the hands of the police. They’re unaccountable, and that’s unacceptable.#BlackLivesMatter #DanielPrude https://t.co/Af3nEdtJXI
— Eliza Orlins (@elizaorlins) September 2, 2020
Every single officer who idly watched #DanielPrude die should be charged w/ murder. And the EMT in that video should also be charged with a crime. The EMT quickly just justifies the murder and literally says, “it’s not your fault, you had to keep yourself safe,” to the officer.
— deray (@deray) September 2, 2020
We are hearing about Rochester police killing Daniel Prude now because his brother released the body cam footage to the media. Imagine if he didn’t have a brother?
How many police killings go unreported because a person has no one to advocate for them?https://t.co/bGLqY13o39
— Rebecca Kavanagh (@DrRJKavanagh) September 3, 2020
I couldn’t finish watching. This is murder. The police officers who put a hood over Daniel Prude’s head and allowed him to suffocate to death should be fired and prosecuted. https://t.co/PSFEpfVlzR
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) September 3, 2020