Mayor promises police reforms following Daniel Prude's death
Warren suspended the seven officers involved in Prude's death last week after his family released police video from the March night when he was restrained on a city street. "The mayor and RPD must stop these warfare tactics now.The marches took place as New York's attorney general announced Saturday that a grand jury would investigate Prude's death. Protesters have called on Warren and Singletary to step down over the delay in releasing details of Prude's death. They've also demanded police accountability and legislation to change how authorities respond to mental health emergencies. But she said the city will double the availability of mental health professionals and work with Rochesters Commission on Racial and Structural Equity, or RASE, to re-envision the police department and how it responds to mental health crises.
Black man killed by Rochester police is remembered as loving
Prude died March 30 after he was taken off life support, seven days after the encounter with police in Rochester. Prude had been taken into custody for a mental health evaluation about eight hours before the encounter that led to his death. Calls to the union representing Rochester police officers, and to the organizations attorney, rang unanswered Wednesday. But his brother Joe Prude said he was only at the hospital for a few hours, according to the reports. How did you see him and not directly say, The man is defenseless, buck naked on the ground.
Video in Black man's suffocation shows cops put hood on him
Prude died March 30 after he was taken off life support, seven days after the encounter with police in Rochester. Not for my brother to get lynched, Prudes brother, Joe Prude, said at a news conference. Then, they put a white spit hood over his head, a device intended to protect officers from a detainee's saliva. Then the officers slam Prude's head into the street. Another remarks, He feels pretty cold.His head had been held down by an officer for just over two minutes, the video shows.
Muslims join to demand police reforms, back black-led groups
In the wake of George Floyd's death in police custody, dozens of American Muslim organizations have come together to call for reform to policing practices, and to support black-led organizations. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)In the wake of George Floyd's death in police custody, dozens of American Muslim organizations have come together to call for reform to policing practices, and to support black-led organizations. The victimization of unarmed Black Muslims has a long and troubling history, said a coalition statement signed by more than 90 civil rights, advocacy, community and faith organizations. In street protests, statements, sermons and webinars, American Muslims have rallied against racism and discussed reforms. Also, we must commit to having leadership positions which reflect the diversity of our faith community, she said.
Unrest overshadows peaceful US protests for another night
As the protests grew, President Donald Trump retweeted conservative commentator Buck Sexton who called for overwhelming force against violent demonstrators. At least 4,400 people have been arrested over days of protests, according to a tally compiled by The Associated Press. Tim Walz brought in thousands of National Guard soldiers on Saturday to help quell violence that had damaged or destroyed hundreds of buildings in Minneapolis over days of protests. The scale of the coast-to-coast protests rivaled the historic demonstrations of the civil rights and Vietnam War eras. About 5,000 National Guard soldiers and airmen were activated in 15 states and Washington, D.C.