Rochester mayor lied about details of Daniel Prude police death, city report says

A Rochester, New York-commissioned panel investigating the city’s response to the police suffocation death of an unarmed Black man last year said the mayor lied about when she learned the details of the case and misled the public to dodge responsibility. Months after cops slipped a hood over Daniel Prude’s head to keep the mentally ill man from spitting at them during a March 23 arrest, Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren said it wasn’t until August that she learned officers had physically restrained Prude, who had been running naked through the streets. Warren had accused police officials about mis…

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