When Daniel Prude died on March 30, 2020, not mainstream media network covered it and but a blip in local media. It wasn’t until his family fought for months out what happened that Prude’s case finally saw of day. midst of a chemically-induced crisis, Prude was compliant and sat on when asked by police and placed into handcuffs. Moments later, he’d have a hood his head while cops shoved his face into the pavement until he stopped breathing and eventually died.Seven days after Prude stopped breathing on his own, he would die on life support.
Now, month before the anniversary of Prude’s death, Attorney General Letitia James announced a voted indict any of the officers involved.
The grand jury’s decision sparked immediate protests Tuesday night, prompting street closures as citizens change.
“This what we expected, not what we wanted, and until justice system, not get any peace from us because our duty to fight for our freedom and abolish the system from up,” the protesters, Jay Johnson said.
According to WHAM, statement, Interim Rochester Cynthia Herriott-Sullivan said while the department respects of the , continue with its investigation. The officers involved remain .
Prude’s brother called the police that evening help for his brother. he now regrets.
“I placed a for my brother help. Not for my brother lynched,” Prude’s brother, Joe Prude, said at a . “How did you see him and say, ‘The man is defenseless, buck naked on . He’s cuffed up already. Come on.’ more brothers gotta die for society that this stop?”
Joe Prude was qualified his brother than the officers and he should called them it for him. Sadly, of scenario plays out broken record as their loved ones, and “help” is oftentimes last on the list.
As the video shows, Prude is initially compliant with police and sits down on , allowing officers to handcuff him. However, he slowly becomes agitated after officers put a hood on his head.
It is unclear if Prude attempted to spit on officers having the hood placed over his head. However, this incident as COVID-19 deaths began mounting state, so officers said they placed the hood on his head protection.
“Give me your gun, I need it,” Prude shouts after officers put the hood on him.
For no apparent reason, punishment, officers then slam the man’s head into the concrete. One officer then holds his head down against the pavement with both hands, saying “calm down” and “stop spitting.” Another officer places a knee on his back.
“Trying to kill me!” Prude says, his voice becoming muffled and anguished under the hood.
“OK, stop. I need it. I need it,” Prude begs, his voice growing softer air is squeezed from his body.
For over two minutes police held Prude’s face to with a hood over it until eventually fluid started running from his mouth and he stopped breathing.
“My man. You puking?” says.
Officers then removed the hood handcuffs but too late, Prude would never start breathing on his own again and would die days later hospital.
According to the AP, spit hoods scrutinized as deaths of several prisoners U.S. and other countries in recent years.
According to the report, a concluded that Prude’s death was a homicide caused by “complications of asphyxia setting of physical restraint.” The report lists excited delirium and acute intoxication by phencyclidine, or PCP, as contributing factors.
“The police have shown us over and that not equipped to handle individuals with concerns. These officers are trained to kill and deescalate. These officers are trained to ridicule, supporting Mr. Daniel Prude,” Ashley Gantt of Free the People ROC said at the with Prude’s family.
Sadly, she what we see video below.
“He was just a bright, loving person, just family-oriented, always there for us needed him,” Prude’s aunt Letoria Moore said, and “never hurt or harmed anybody.”