AG releases body camera footage of Daniel Prude arrest
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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — New York Attorney General Letitia James Friday released police body-worn camera footage obtained by her office during the investigation into the death of Daniel Prude.
Prude was not breathing and had no pulse after he was restrained and handcuffed by officers in late March. He died seven days later in the hospital after being taken off life support. The Medical Examiner ruled his death a homicide and said Prude died from complications of asphyxia due to physical restraint, excited delirium and PCP.
His death didn’t become public knowledge until early September.
James’s Office has had the case since April and the video since August.
In late September, James promised to expedite the release of the footage.
It’s the policy of the Attorney General to release all body camera video in cases the office is investigating.
James’s office Friday released six videos of Prude’s interactions with police. The Attorney General’s Office says it made some redactions.
Click here to watch the videos.
The Grand Jury is still active in this case and is reportedly hearing witnesses through next week.
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