How a Secretive Legal Process Protects Police From Charges

Grand jury minutes in the investigation into Daniel Prude’s death reveal the many ways the criminal justice system struggles when prosecuting the police.

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Daniel Prude’s Case and Death: What We Know

For months, officials in Rochester, N.Y., tried to keep body camera footage of the police encounter that led to his death from becoming public. A grand jury declined to bring an indictment against the officers involved.

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New Footage Emerges of Police Pepper-Spraying of Distraught 9-Year-Old

“Please don’t do this to me,” the child said to an officer in Rochester, N.Y. “You did it to yourself, hon,” the officer replied.

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Rochester Police Pepper-Sprayed 9-Year-Old Girl, Footage Shows

The incident brought renewed scrutiny to a department whose officers had placed a hood on Daniel Prude, a Black man, before he died from suffocation.

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Daniel Prude Was in ‘Mental Distress.’ Police Treated Him Like a Suspect.

Rochester officers followed their training in restraining Mr. Prude, who was incoherent, but did little to calm him down or defuse his anger.

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Shooting in Rochester Leaves 2 Dead and Over a Dozen Injured

The violence was the latest trouble for a city where law enforcement has come under scrutiny over the suffocation death of Daniel Prude, a Black man, in police custody.

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Documents Reveal How the Police Kept Daniel Prude’s Death Quiet

Officials in Rochester, N.Y., spent months trying to suppress video footage of the police encounter that led to Mr. Prude’s death.

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Did This Police Maneuver Lead to Daniel Prude’s Death?

The move, which the officer in Rochester, N.Y., called “segmenting,” is normally used to subdue a person, but Mr. Prude was already shackled.

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Rochester Mayor Abruptly Fires Police Chief Over Daniel Prude’s Death

The mayor removed the police chief two weeks before his retirement date, and said the city had not taken Mr. Prude’s death seriously.

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36 Years Later, Police Arrest Suspect in Rape and Killing of a 14-Year-Old

Using DNA evidence, the authorities in Rochester, N.Y., said that they had charged Timothy L. Williams of Melbourne, Fla., with murdering Wendy Jerome on Thanksgiving Day in 1984.

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