Rochester mayor names Black woman as interim police chief amid protests over Daniel Prude death

Mayor Lovely Warren has tapped a Black woman to lead the police department in Rochester, N.Y., amid ongoing protests over Daniel Prude’s death.Cynthia Herriott-Sullivan, a former Rochester police lieutenant, will become the first woman to head the department on Oct. 14.The previous police chief, La’Ron Singletary, was fired by the mayor this month over his handling of Prude’s caught-on-camera arrest.“I know these are tough times right now, but I believe strongly that we all bring our best to the table and we’ll be able to get it done,” said Herriott-Sullivan, who now works as an administrator …

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