Officers Involved In Death Of Daniel Prude Will Not Be Charged

The officers involved in the death of Daniel Prude will not be charged.

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- The Rochester officers involved in the death of Daniel Prude will not be charged. Dozens gathered in Rochester tonight protesting the grand jury decision. The 41-year-old Prude, a Black man, died after being pinned to the ground by officers last year in March. The officers were seen on body camera video holding Prude down until he stopped breathing. Prude, who was having a mental health crisis, was naked. Officers handcuffed him and placed a hood over his head. Attorney General Tish James says she thought a different outcome would have come in the case and today's decision is history repeating itself.

LETITIA JAMES: The criminal justice system is badly in need of reform. The system was built to protect and shield officers from wrongdoing and accountability.

- Lawyers for the seven officers who were suspended have said they were strictly following their training.