Video shows police put hood over Black man, pressed him to pavement before asphyxiation death | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Video shows police put hood over Black man, pressed him to pavement before asphyxiation death

A Black man died of asphyxiation in March after Rochester, N.Y., police placed a hood over his head and pressed his face into the pavement for two minutes, according to video and records his family released Wednesday.

Police detained Daniel Prude in mid-March after he ran naked through the streets. He died a week later, on March 30, after being taken off life support, The Associated Press reported. The incident occurred months before widespread protests against racism and police brutality began and received public attention only after his family held a news conference Wednesday.

“How did you see him and not directly say, ‘The man is defenseless, buck naked on the ground. He’s cuffed up already. Come on.’ How many more brothers gotta die for society to understand that this needs to stop?” Prude’s brother Joe Prude said Wednesday.

In the body camera footage, Prude gets on the ground and places his hands behind his back when officers tell him to do so but begins writhing in handcuffs. The officers then place a “spit hood,” intended to prevent them from coming in contact with a suspect’s saliva, on his head. Prude demands they remove the hood. The officers then slam his head into the pavement while one holds his head against the street with both hands. After he stops moving, one officer says, “He feels pretty cold.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To police nationally in this country; no more choke holds. Due to the drugs in his system, this guy might have been impossible to "talk down" from his drug delirium; but to kill him because of this?!?

This procedure has got to stop in this country, and right the flip now.

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