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Killing of Daniel Prude

Death by asphyxia of a civilian in police custody in Rochester, New York

Killing of Daniel Prude
Killing of Daniel Prude

On March 23, 2020, Daniel Prude, a 41-year-old African-American man, was killed after being physically restrained by Rochester, New York, police officers. Prude had been suffering from a mental health episode after ingesting PCP and was walking naked in the city's streets. The officers put a spit hood over his head after he began spitting. They held him face down on the pavement for two minutes and fifteen seconds, and he stopped breathing. Prude received CPR on the scene and later died of complications from asphyxia after being taken off life support.

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