No charges for officers involved in Daniel Prude’s death after grand jury declines to indict

A New York grand jury on Tuesday declined to indict the officers involved in the death of Daniel Prude, a black man who died from asphyxiation while in police custody in March 2020.

“A grand jury has voted not to indict any police officer on charges related to the death of Daniel Prude,” New York Attorney General Letitia James wrote in a Twitter thread Tuesday afternoon. “My office concluded there was sufficient evidence surrounding Mr. Prude’s death to present the case to a grand jury, and we presented the most comprehensive case possible.”

James said the ruling would “rightfully” devastate Prude’s family and communities across the nation,
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