The mayor of Rochester, New York, has requested a federal investigation into the death of Daniel Prude, a black man who was suffocated by police officers in the street back in March.
Mayor Lovely Warren disclosed her request for a federal probe on Monday and ordered Rochester Police Chief La’Ron Singletary to step down immediately, according to News8.
The announcements came after Rochester endured more than a week of protests over the death of 41-year-old Prude, who died several days after being restrained by police March 23.
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Daniel Prude, 41, (pictured) died in Rochester following a March 23 arrest by police. Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren requested a federal investigation into his death on Monday