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NY AG James empanels grand jury in Daniel Prude case

Letitia James
Posted at 4:26 PM, Sep 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-05 16:32:26-04

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — New York Attorney General Letitia James announced Saturday that she will empanel a grand jury as part of her investigation into the death of Daniel Prude in Rochester.

Activists have marched nightly in Rochester since police body camera videos of the encounter with the Black man visiting from Chicago were released this week by his family.

“The Prude family and the Rochester community have been through great pain and anguish," James said in a statement. "My office will immediately move to empanel a grand jury as part of our exhaustive investigation into this matter.”

Prude, who is Black, died of the effects suffocation after he was held by the police in Rochester.