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Rochester police officers suspended after US man Daniel Prude dies from asphyxiation following police arrest – ABC News

The Mayor of Rochester in the US state of New York suspends seven police officers and promises to overhaul the city’s justice system after a black man arrested by police dies from asphyxiation.

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The Mayor of Rochester in the US state of New York has suspended seven police officers and promised to overhaul the city’s justice system after a black man died following an encounter with police.
Key points:

  • The hood was apparently to prevent Mr Prude’s spit from possibly transmitting coronavirus
  • Mr Prude died in hospital seven days after the incident
  • A medical examiner ruled Mr Prude’s death a homicide caused by “complications of asphyxia in the setting of physical re…

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