NY State: Rochester mayor ousts police chief and suspends top lawyer after Daniel Prude’s death

 

The mayor of Rochester, New York, has relieved the city’s police chief of his duties and suspended the city’s top lawyer following Daniel Prude’s death in police custody. The announcement comes after the city’s deputy mayor conducted an initial managerial review of how city and police officials acted in the aftermath of Prude’s death.

Mayor Lovely Warren said Monday would be Police Chief La’Ron Singletary’s last day with the city’s police department and that two city employees have been suspended without pay: Communications director Justin Roj and the city’s top lawyer Tim Curtin. Singletary had originally planned to retire at the end of the month.

In a summary of his 323-page review, Deputy Mayor James Smith described a “culture of insularity, acceptance and, quite frankly, callousness” in the police department.

Source:  https://www.cbsnews.com/news/daniel-prude-death-rochester-ny-mayor-police-chief-lawyer/

 

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