No charges against US police officers in the Daniel Prude case
Daniel Prude had been arrested and died in the hospital. The officers had put a spit hood over him. The jury did not see a homicide offence.
. In the decision announced by a so-called grand jury in the US state of New York, cops in question were not charged in the black Daniel Prude’s case. Attorney General Letitia James said she was “extremely disappointed”. The jury had the last word, however, and the prosecution had to respect their decision.
The police operation against Prude in the state of New York already occurred in March 2020 but only became known months later through a video from the body camera of one of the police officers. In Rochester and New York, protests against police violence and racism broke out after the images were published in early September. Police chief La’Ron Singletary, who is also black, had to resign.
Prude’s brother called the police and told the officers that his brother had mental health problems. In the footage, you can see Prude lying naked and unarmed on the street. He becomes increasingly excited after the officers handcuff him. A spit hood is then put on Prude, and an officer presses his head on the floor. The 41-year-old passes out and dies in the hospital a week later.