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Grand jury votes not to indict police officers in Rochester death of Daniel Prude

February 23, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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A grand jury voted not to indict any officers in the death of Daniel Prude, a Black man who died after police pinned him to the ground in March, New York Attorney General Leticia James said Tuesday.

(CNN)A grand jury voted not to indict any officers in the death of Daniel Prude, a Black man who died after police pinned him to the ground in March, New York Attorney General Leticia James said Tuesday.

Police dash and body camera footage, released to the public months after the incident, showed officers handcuffing a naked Prude and covering his head with a "spit sock" after he claimed he had the coronavirus and was spitting.

Prude, 41, was having a mental health episode on March 23 when his brother Joe called the Rochester Police Department for help, his family told reporters.

Prude's sister in September filed suit in federal court against the former police chief, 13 officers and the city, claiming in part a department cover-up of the death.

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