Daniel Prude’s Death in Rochester Police Custody Shines Light on Spit Hoods

September 3, 2020

A Black man died of suffocation after police in Rochester, New York put a hood over his head and held him down for two minutes, according to police video and reports released by his family. Daniel Prude, 41, died when his family took him off life support on March 30, seven days after being restrained by officers. Prude's death occurred two months before the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis Police, an in-custody homicide that sparked unrest and protests across the country.

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