Demonstrators took to the streets of Rochester, New York, on September 3 in the second day of rallies protesting the death of Daniel Prude, who died after being arrested in March.
Seven officers involved in the arrest of Prude were suspended by Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren, it was announced on September 3.
Police bodycam footage released on September 2 shows Rochester Police officers pressing their body weight on Prude while trying to restrain him during an arrest on March 23.
Officers covered his head with a “spit bag.” News reports said Prude lost consciousness, was taken to the hospital, and died a week after the incident. His death was ruled a homicide, caused by “complications of asphyxia in the setting of physical restraint," media reported.
Chicago resident Prude, 41, was visiting Rochester when his brother called police because Prude was having a mental health episode, CBS2 Chicago reported. Credit: off_whiite via Storyful