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Rochester Police policy changes and city council reform plans in question

A day after city council announced its plans for police reform in Rochester, the Rochester Police Department has released policy changes of its own. In...
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Tue, 03/30/2021 - 1:22pm
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Connections: The Gates Police Department on responding to calls that involve mental health issues

We sit down with Gates Police Chief James VanBrederode and Officer Mike Furia. Officer Furia was recently praised for his interaction with a man who...
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Wed, 03/24/2021 - 10:54am
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Benny Warr, pushed out of wheelchair by cops in 2013, seeks new trial

A man who was shoved out of his wheelchair by Rochester police eight years ago during an arrest is seeking a new trial. A jury awarded Benny Warr a...
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Wed, 03/10/2021 - 1:26pm
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Connections: Members of the Rochester Police Accountability Board discuss recent policing incidents

We sit down with members of the Rochester Police Accountability Board to discuss a number of recent events that have placed Rochester back in the...
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Tue, 03/09/2021 - 9:40am
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From social club to obstacle to police reform. How the Locust Club came to be.

Around the time that a Rochester police officer pulled out her pepper spray to use on a 9-year-old-girl, Mike Mazzeo, the president of the Rochester...
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Mon, 03/08/2021 - 12:56am
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RPD officers pepper-sprayed woman with young child on Portland Avenue

Rochester Police released body camera footage Friday of a woman who was pepper-sprayed by officers on Portland Avenue last month while she was with her...
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Fri, 03/05/2021 - 12:06pm
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RPD officer fires gun in stolen car incident; no one hit by the gunfire

Rochester Police say one of their officers fired his gun after an incident involving a stolen vehicle early Sunday morning. It happened around 4:40 a.m....
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Sun, 02/28/2021 - 11:08am
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No, those RPD officers were not wearing neo-Nazi symbols

Within hours of demonstrators taking to the streets Tuesday to protest that Daniel Prude's arresting officers would not face criminal charges, social...
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Fri, 02/26/2021 - 6:01am
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Ibram Kendi discusses recent Rochester incidents during UR MLK address

Ibram X. Kendi, best-selling author and anti-racist activist, addressed recent pain and anger in Rochester over the Daniel Prude investigation during a...
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Thu, 02/25/2021 - 5:28am
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Area officials and lawmakers react to the Prude grand jury decision

A number of area officials and legislators are reacting to the decision by a grand jury not to indict RPD officers in connection with the death of...
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Tue, 02/23/2021 - 2:06pm
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