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Divided City Council passes police reform plan

Two days before the deadline, Rochester City Council has passed its state-mandated police reform plan. The plan passed by a vote of 5-3, with...
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Mon, 03/29/2021 - 1:51pm
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Man jumps from the top of the South Ave garage holding his 1-year-old child

Rochester Police continue to investigate an incident that happened late Friday night where they say a man went to the top floor of the South Avenue...
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Sun, 03/21/2021 - 11:52am
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RPD releases new policies on chokeholds and 'duty to intervene'

Rochester Police have announced some policy changes as the department continues to look at overall reforms and changes, partly in preparation for a...
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Tue, 03/16/2021 - 4:21am
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A call for changes in policing after man was shot and killed by officers last week

An emotional news conference took place Sunday on the steps of Spiritus Christi Church to talk about the life of Tyshon Jones. He’s the 29-year-old...
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Mon, 03/15/2021 - 7:31am
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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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RPD shoots, kills man who they say threatened officers with knife

Rochester Police continue to investigate an incident where a man was shot and killed by officers early Wednesday morning near the Open Door Mission,...
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Wed, 03/10/2021 - 12:39pm
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Wrongful death suit filed on behalf of Daniel Prude's children

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) Attorneys for the five children of Daniel Prude, a Black man who died after being restrained by police during a mental health...
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Mon, 03/08/2021 - 8:22am
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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 chief responds to first night of protests about Daniel Prude

Rochester Police Chief Cynthia Herriott-Sullivan is pleased with the way the protests -- over the lack of a grand jury indictment in connection with the...
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Wed, 02/24/2021 - 12:20pm
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Hundreds protest grand jury decision on Daniel Prude's death

The decision by a grand jury not to indict Rochester Police officers involved in the incident last March that eventually led to the death of Daniel...
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Wed, 02/24/2021 - 2:35am
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