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District Attorney Doorley refuses to resign after night of demonstrations against her

Lynette Adams
Updated: September 14, 2020 06:25 AM
Created: September 13, 2020 11:13 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Demonstrations over the death of Daniel Prude targeted Monroe County's District Attorney on Sunday, but she says she is not resigning. 

Demonstrators marched to the office of District Attorney Sandra Doorley on Sunday night, where they painted a demand for her to resign onto the street. This is similar to when they painted "Resign" in front of City Hall, calling for Mayor Lovely Warren's resignation. 

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They're also calling for the resignation of Monroe County Executive Adam Bello.

It was part of the 12th night of demonstrations over the death of Daniel Prude back in March. 

Doorley responded with the following statement: 

“Last year, I was re-elected by the people of Monroe County to serve as the District Attorney. Upon signing the Oath of Office, I made a pledge and a commitment to the people of this community that I will serve as the District Attorney to promote justice and public safety. I have no intention of resigning and will continue to serve the residents of Monroe County.”

In addition to the demands against Doorley, the group kept up calls for the resignations of Mayor Lovely Warren and Deputy Mayor James Smith, as well as for the firing of the police involved in the Prude case.

"Troy Talladay, Mark Vaughn and Fransico Santiago, they are all being paid on our tax dollars," protesters said. "We are funding state-sanctioned murder."

The group also wants the officers involved to be charged in Prude's death. Seven members of the Rochester Police Department are currently on paid leave over the incident. 

The Rochester Police Department says that there were no arrests during Sunday's demonstrations. 

For full coverage on the death of Daniel Prude, click here. 


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