Rochester city officials worked to block information about Daniel Prude’s death: Documents

Newly released documents from city officials in Rochester, New York, detailed how the city worked to block information about Daniel Prude’s death from becoming public.

Emails, police reports, and other details from an internal investigation were disclosed on Monday, showing how city officials within the police department and the mayor’s office worked to prevent the body camera footage of Prude’s death from being released to the public out of concern that they would suffer “blowback” from the community.

“We certainly do not want people to misinterpret the officers’ actions and conflate this incident with any recent killings of unarmed Black men by law enforcement nationally,” a deputy
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