Civil rights group calls for federal investigation into Rochester Police Department

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Activist leaders from around the nation gathered in Rochester Tuesday, calling for federal monitoring of the Rochester Police Department.

The Arc of Justice says it will “petition the government for a redress of grievances regarding the racially discriminatory pattern and practices of the Rochester Police Department.”

Speakers included Eric Garner’s mother Gwen Carr, Daniel Prude’s brother Joe Prude, Tyshon Jones‘ grandmother Phyllis Lowery, and Elba Pope, the mother of the 9-year-old girl who was pepper sprayed by Rochester police.

Arc of Justice founder Rev. Kirsten John Foy also spoke, along with Rochester Chapter President Justin Morris and representatives from the New York Civil Liberties Union.

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