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Wed Sep 16, 2020, 07:45 AM

Emails show Rochester officials' attempts to conceal information about Daniel Prude's death

Source: USA Today

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – In early June, as American cities reeled with angry protests over the death of George Floyd, police commanders in Rochester, New York, were trying hard to prevent the very similar death of Daniel Prude from going public.

Deputy Chief Mark Simmons picked up the urgent thread in an email to Chief La’Ron Singletary a few hours later.

"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," Simmons wrote in an email. "That would simply be a false narrative, and could create animosity and potentially violent blow back in this community as a result."

Many of the documents touch on actions by leadership in the police department and suggest police actively worked to conceal what had happened.

Read more: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/09/15/daniel-prude-death-rochester-police-sought-delay-video-release-mayor-lovely-warren/5803252002/?fbclid=IwAR10Xzi1yAiHV_Jfys3JnGLcUOPpgiEKiZUWemz5POfLVhe28HH7Vm6ez-4



City lawyers recommended that the video and supporting documents not be released to the public.

"I totally agree," Singletary emailed back minutes later.

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EarthFirst Sep 16 OP
LittleGirl Sep 16 #1
irisblue Sep 16 #2
iluvtennis Sep 16 #5
BumRushDaShow Sep 16 #3
llashram Sep 16 #4

Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 07:51 AM

1. I wonder how many police departments

Have documents sealed to protect them nation wide?
We have to make sure these things see light. And how!

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 07:52 AM

2. This guy is in a deep pit of trouble

snip-– "Mayor Lovely Warren on Monday announced she is relieving Police Chief La'Ron Singletary of his command and requested a federal investigations into the death of Daniel Prude and of the Police Department."

Source-https://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2020/09/14/rochester-police-chief-laron-singletary-relieved-of-duty-by-mayor-lovely-warren/5797028002/
more at article.



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Response to irisblue (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 11:14 AM

5. Good...he should lose his position. nt

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 08:49 AM

3. "That would simply be a false narrative"

Why? Because instead of just hauling off and pumping him full of bullets, you instead hooded and suffocated him outside while he was naked on the ground in cold temps?

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 09:57 AM

4. of course they do... uhhh did... always

"Many of the documents touch on actions by leadership in the police department and suggest that police actively worked to conceal what had happened."

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