Police

Connections: Reactions to the grand jury's decision in the case of Daniel Prude

The grand jury’s decision not to indict the police officers involved in death of Daniel Prude has sparked outrage, emotion, and conversation throughout...
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Wed, 02/24/2021 - 9:29am
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Connections: What is qualified immunity for police officers?

What is qualified immunity for police officers? Activists in Rochester have joined a growing chorus – including some members of Congress – calling for...
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Wed, 02/24/2021 - 9:29am
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Connections: Debating the presence of police in schools

Students in the Rochester City School District no longer see police officers in their schools. As part of the approval of the city’s budget in June, all...
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Wed, 02/17/2021 - 9:50am
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Connections: Discussing the state of police training with retired RPD officers

The death of Daniel Prude in police custody has led to conversations about police training. What are officers trained to do in specific situations?...
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Tue, 10/27/2020 - 9:40am
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Connections: Local faith leaders respond to the recent protest movement

A group of pastors and faith leaders has published a letter in regards to the recent protest movement led by Free the People Roc. They're planning a...
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Thu, 10/15/2020 - 10:48am
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Police union leader questions new RPD chief's independence from City Hall

The president of the union representing Rochester police officers on Monday offered tepid praise for the selection of Cynthia Herriott-Sullivan as the...
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Mon, 09/28/2020 - 12:03pm
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Connections: Ashley Gantt on what's next for Free the People Roc

Free the People Roc has called for a temporary pause to daily or nightly protests in Rochester. Their goal is to rest and prepare for the next phase of...
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Wed, 09/23/2020 - 11:47am
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Connections: Marvin Stepherson on possible changes within police structures

The death of Daniel Prude has led to questions about how police are trained to handle a variety of situations. Marvin Stepherson retired as a police...
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Wed, 09/16/2020 - 10:25am
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Rochester Police Command staff respond to criticism over Daniel Prude protests

The Rochester Police command staff met with City Council members and Mayor Lovely Warren via Zoom on Thursday about the ongoing unrest in the city....
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Thu, 09/10/2020 - 2:38pm
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Connections: Former Rochester Mayor Bill Johnson on the Daniel Prude case

Former Rochester Mayor Bill Johnson says the newly formed commission on Racial and Structural Equity (RASE) was not informed of Daniel Prude’s death....
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Thu, 09/10/2020 - 10:22am
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