Mayor Suspends Officers Involved in Man’s Suffocation Death in NY

Rochester's mayor said she was misled for months about the circumstances of the fatal encounter with Daniel Prude.

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Seven police officers involved in the suffocation death of Daniel Prude last spring in Rochester, New York, were suspended Thursday by the city’s mayor, who said she was misled for months about the circumstances of the fatal encounter. Prude, 41, who was Black, died when he was taken off life support March 30. That was seven days after officers who encountered him running naked through the street put a hood over his…

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