Rochester City Councilman Mitch Gruber calls on council to use power of subpoena in Prude case

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Rochester City Councilman Mitch Gruber is calling on the council to use its power of subpoena to help get answers and accountability in the case of the death of Daniel Prude.

In the letter, which Gruber has posted on Twitter, agrees with some of the demands by a group that includes the Rochester Black Agenda Group. Those demands included a call for the City Council to independently investigate Mayor Lovely Warren’s knowledge of the death of Daniel Prude, as well as an investigation of Prude’s interaction with the University of Rochester Medical Center.

Gruber and the Rochester Black Agenda claim there have been a number of inconsistencies in recent testimonies and press conferences from the mayor.

Warren and her lawyers say they didn’t release information about what happened to Prude earlier because the State Attorney General’s Office didn’t want them to.

However, the AG’s office told News10NBC that’s untrue.

Gruber, an at-large member of the City Council who lives in the Susan B. Anthony neighborhood, says city council is granted broad oversight power.

"We must ensure the public receives an exact account of what ‘the Warren administration’ knew, when they knew it, and what they did about it," Gruber said.

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