Rochester Police Command Staff Retiring Amid Daniel Prude Deadly Arrest
Mayor of Rochester Beautiful Warren has just shockingly announced that all of the city’s police department command staff – including the chief – are retiring on the heels of Daniel Prudedeath in custody.
Warren made the announcement Tuesday at a virtual city council meeting … adding that there could be a number of other people who decide to leave as well. The mayor – who did NOT ask for the leader Singletary La’RonDaniel Prude’s resignation after Daniel Prude’s death – said she was unsure of who will take over the besieged department on an interim basis … given that all of this happened moments ago.
Plus … Warren said Singletary felt her career and integrity had been called into question after a graphic video of the March 23 arrest, showing the 41-year-old black man with a hood placed over his head by police. They are then seen pressing her face to the ground for 2 minutes until Prude stops breathing … leading to her death a few days later.
Remember … Warren berated Singletary last week for not fully and precisely briefing her on what happened during the arrest. For its part, Singletary said “As a man of integrity, I will not stand idly by while outside entities attempt to destroy my character. The events of the past week are an attempt to destroy my character and my integrity.”
He added: “Members of the Rochester Police Department and the Greater Rochester community know my reputation and know what I stand for.”
Deputy Chief Joseph Morabito, a 34-year veteran of the ministry, also retired and said, “I have had the greatest honor to serve and lead the country’s most dedicated law enforcement professionals. I have also had the honor of serving this community through these many years; a community in which I was born and raised, and I love deeply. “
We reached out to Rochester PD and were told the only retired officials are Singletary and Morabito … but as Warren said, more announcements may come soon.
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