RPD Chief expects internal Daniel Prude investigation to be completed in April

Daniel Prude

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Tuesday marks one year since Daniel Prude’s encounter with the Rochester Police Department, which ultimately led to his death one week later.

Monday, Rochester Police Chief Cynthia Herriott-Sullivan responded to a City Council resolution urging the RPD to fire the officers involved in Daniel Prude’s death.

In a written statement, Herriott-Sullivan said she expects the RPD’s internal investigation to finish in April, at which point any potential departmental charges would be filed.

The chief’s statement comes six days after Rochester City Council passed its resolution, and one day before the one-year anniversary of Prude’s encounter with police.

A grand jury decided not to indict the officers involved in February. The RPD previously claimed it was waiting for a grand jury decision on criminal charges before issuing its own disciplinary action.

Local activists declared March 23 “Daniel’s Day,” and are encouraging the public to take the day off from work or school in honor of Prude. A rally will be held at Parcel 5 at 8 a.m. and a celebration of life later on Tuesday.

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