No Charges Will Be Filed Against Officers In Daniel Prude Case

A grand jury will not seek charges against officers connected to Daniel Prude, a black male who died following an interaction with Rochester Police Department (RPD).

New York Attorney General Letitia James announced the decision on Tuesday, noting that “many will be ‘rightfully” disappointed, but said they must respect the decision,” according to The Associated Press.“In the course of the investigation, the Office of the Attorney General concluded that there was sufficient evidence surrounding Mr. Prude’s death to warrant presenting the case to a grand jury,” said a statement from the AG.

Back in March, at the height of the coronavirus pandemic, at least two people called 911 about Prude’s behavior and welfare, included Prude’s brother, Joe Prude.

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