Rochester’s police chief and deputy chief resign amid scrutiny over the death of Daniel Prude, a Black man who was put in a “spit hood” and restrained by officers in March. t.co/rPomh5mHXR
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Rochester, NY Police Chief La’Ron Singletary said in a surprise announcement on Tuesday that he will be retiring at the age of 40 after less than 18 months on the job, after controversy erupted over the March death of a black man while in police custody.
His deputy and the city’s entire command staff joined him in leaving, according to ABC News and Bloomberg.