People gathered to protest the death of 41-year-old Daniel Prude after bodycam footage was released of his arrest in March which shows him in cuffs and police officers placing a hood over his head then pressing his face into the pavement for two minutes.
Prude was taken to the hospital, where he later died from “complications of asphyxia in the setting of a physical restraint.”
Daniel died on March 30, seven days after his encounter with the police, after being removed from life support.
Police chief said they’re investigating the death. The officers involved are still on the force.
Prude’s brother (Joe Prude) called 911 on him after Prude ran out of his home in an erratic state.
Mr. Prude had been taken to a hospital the previous day after he apparently began experiencing mental health problems, police reports show.
After leaving his brother’s home before Rochester police officers detained him. A truck driver also called 911 before officers arrived, according to internal police investigations of the case, to say that a man wearing no clothes was trying to break into a car and saying that he had the coronavirus.