[NFA] GRAPHIC WARNING: The mayor of Rochester, New York named the city's first female police chief on Saturday, weeks after firing the previous chief amid protests over the death of a Black man in police custody.
Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren named the city's first female police chief on Saturday, weeks after firing the previous chief amid protests over the death of a Black man in police custody.
Cynthia Herriott-Sullivan, a top official at the Rochester Housing Authority who previously served as a city police officer for more than 20 years, takes over as interim head of the police department on Oct.
The mayor fired the last chief, La'Ron Singletary, on Sept.
14 as racial justice demonstrations boiled over the department's handling of the asphyxiation death in March of 41-year-old Daniel Prude, who was having a psychotic episode when he was arrested.
Video footage, released by Prude's family, showed officers using a mesh hood and pinning him to the pavement, in a scene reminiscent of George Floyd's May 25 death in Minneapolis police custody.
Warren suspended without pay for 30 days two city officials amid questions about a possible cover-up of the events around Prude's death, and has called for a federal investigation into whether Prude's civil rights were violated.
Seven Rochester police officers involved in the arrest were suspended on Sept.
The medical examiner ruled Prude's death a homicide by asphyxiation, with the drug PCP a contributing factor.
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Two people have been killed and 14 have been left injured after a mass shooting in Rochester, New York state.
The attack happened at a gathering of about 100 people, which police said was breaking Covid-19 restrictions.
Interim Police Chief Mark Simmons added none of those wounded are believed to have sustained life-threatening injuries.
This comes after Rochester Police Department was rocked by the suffocation death of Daniel Prude. Report by Avagninag. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Two people died and 14 others were wounded at a party in Rochester, New York,early on Saturday, police said. A male and a female died in the shooting at aback yard event, interim police chief Mark Simmons told reporters. None of the14 wounded people taken to hospital suffered life-threatening injuries, MrSimmons said.
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At just 14 years old, Wendy Jerome was brutally raped, killed, and left by a dumpster 35 years ago. Police said her injuries were 'too horrendous to talk about.' But now, law enforcement officials in Rochester, New York, say the crime has finally been solved, with the help of DNA testing. Suspect Timothy Williams, 56, was arrested Wednesday at his residence in Melbourne, Florida, and charged with second-degree murder. Rochester Police Capt.
[NFA] Rochester, New York's police chief abruptly resigned on Tuesday along with his command staff, saying there had been a "mischaracterization and politicization" of his actions following the death of Daniel Prude in police custody. Freddie Joyner has more.
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