Graphic new video exhibits Daniel Prude — a 41-year-old Black man — having a hood positioned over his head by police, who then press his face into the bottom for two minutes till he stops respiration … resulting in his demise days later.
The disturbing incident occurred again on March 23 in Rochester, NY when Prude’s brother known as for assist as a result of Daniel was appearing erratically and went out into the chilly evening with no garments. This police physique cam footage was simply launched.
Cops arrived to seek out him within the nude, however Prude complied once they informed him to sit down down and handcuffed him.
The video exhibits Prude spitting at one level, then yelling and pleading with officers to let him go earlier than they place a “spit hood” over his head. Moments later when he tries to face up, they wrestle him down and maintain him face down for greater than 2 minutes.
After noticing fluid seeping from his mouth, among the officers grow to be involved and notice he is unconscious. He by no means awoke once more.
Prude was taken to the hospital and positioned on life help, however died every week later. The medical expert dominated his demise a murder, brought on by “problems of asphyxia within the setting of bodily restraint” in addition to “excited delirium” and PCP intoxication.
Daniel’s household launched the footage Wednesday, claiming it exhibits the extreme police pressure used in the course of the incident. Prude’s brother mentioned … “I positioned a cellphone name for my brother to get assist. Not for my brother to get lynched.”
Protests are erupting in upstate NY over his killing, which seems tragically comparable to what occurred to George Floyd 2 months later … sparking the worldwide Black Lives Matter motion.
The four cops concerned in Prude’s arrest are nonetheless on the pressure. New York’s Lawyer Common Letitia James mentioned she is investigating the incident.