Seven Officers Suspended After the Death of A Black Detainee in the US
Seven police officers in the city of Rochester, New York, who were involved in a fatal arrest of a black man have been put on hold.
Daniel Prude was arrested at the end of March and died a week later from asphyxiation. When he was arrested, Prude had a hood over his head and was pushed to the ground by officers.
The case only sparked commotion this week after images of the arrest were published.
His family had obtained the images from a bodycam based on rules on public access to information. The family had already called for action against the agents involved.
Hundreds of peaceful protesters were on their feet in New York’s Times Square on Thursday over Prude’s death. They demanded justice for the black man.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called the footage of the arrest “deeply troubling” and said on Thursday that he had “complete confidence” that the attorney general’s investigation would “ensure justice will be done.”