A black man who died after police officers restrained him and put a white spit hood over his head in Rochester, New York.
Daniel Prude was left brain dead after the incident and later died on March 30 after he was taken off of life support – seven days after the encounter with police in Rochester.
The Democrat & Chronicle, a local newspaper, drew comparisons between Prude’s death and that of George Floyd, in Minneapolis. The newspaper reported that Daniel T. Prude’s cause of death was asphyxiation.
While the fatal incident occurred on March 23 – weeks before George Floyd would die in Minnesota police custody in May, sparking nationwide protests – Prude’s death received no public attention. Both the Mayor and the police chief said it was down to the Attorney General - who is investigating Prude's death - to reveal it.
According to 13WHAM, Prude was from Chicago, Illinois. He was 41 years old.
Prude’s brother, Joe Prude, spoke to The Appeal. He said he called police for help after his brother, in the words of The Appeal, “was acting strangely and had suddenly bolted out the back door. ”