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- Daniel Prude was 41 when he died March 30, 2020.
The case got national attention after activists and attorneys for Prude's family released police body camera footage that show Prude suffocating as Rochester Police officers restrained him. He was revived, hospitalized, and died a week later. The video became public in September.
The incident happened in March but the video was made public in September.
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Two months before George Floyd's death at the hands of Minneapolis police touched off nationwide protests, Daniel Prude allegedly died in a similar manner in Rochester.
“The proceedings are kept secret, and the assistants over at the attorney general’s office have not really told me much about what’s going on with the grand jury,” Rich said. “None of my clients have testified, I don’t know how many witnesses have testified, and I don’t know when they are going to conclude.”
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New York's attorney general announced Saturday that she would empanel a grand jury to consider evidence in the death of Daniel Prude.
He said all of the officers, including the ones he’s not representing, are innocent.
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The attorneys also say Prude died from a PCP overdose
Their presentation at the Rochester Police Locust Club appeared to be foreshadowing a defense the attorneys might use in court.
Prude’s family attorney Donald Thompson said Monday that they would not comment on the grand jury.
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