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New Alleged Video Of Daniel Prude From Night Of Police Interaction Surfaces Online

"This n**** f***ed up."
People march demanding justice for Daniel Prude on September 05, 2020 in Rochester, New York.
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Alleged video of Daniel Prude from the night he interacted with Rochester Police Department (RPD) officers resurfaced online Thursday.

The video was taken by a person who goes by Frederico Krueger on Facebook on March 23, at around 3 a.m., on Jefferson Avenue in Rochester, New York. The video was reposted Thursday by local radio host Bob Lonsberry, with the caption: “Video may show Daniel Prude in the minutes before the police found him on Jefferson Avenue.”

The nearly six-minute long video shows a naked man who looks and sounds like Prude yelling and running down the street.

Prude interacted with police officers on March 23 on Jefferson Avenue after at least two people, including Prude’s brother, alerted officers to his behavior. Seven days later, Prude was taken off life support and died.

“This n**** f***ed up,” Krueger says in the video, as he drives up by the man who looks like Prude. “They towing someone’s car up the block, right? So I’m passing by, right? I’m passing by and I see — Oh my God, he about to get hit by a f***ing car! […] He got the ‘rona [coronavirus] out there, bro.”

“Please, take me! Take me! Take me! Please, please!” the man who appears to be Prude yells to Krueger.

“This n**** going crazy,” the man taping says. “This Rochester, New York.”

“You better go see my cousin,” the naked man yells.

Seemingly attempting to help from a distance, Krueger asks the naked man if he can call someone for him. “No, no, no — yeah yeah! Let me see your phone,” the man responds.

“Why you chasing me, n****?” Krueger yells as he’s being approached. “I’m about to call the cops on your a**. … This n**** be tweakin’.”

As reported by The Daily Wire earlier this month, police reports indicate Prude was restrained by officers while waiting for the ambulance the cops summoned — video suggests this was done soon after Prude told officers, “Give me your gun, I need it.”

Prude was reportedly taken to a local hospital for suicidal thoughts about eight hours before his encounter with the RPD.

“As cops were physically restraining the man for about two minutes, body camera footage (which can be viewed below) and media reports suggest the 41-year-old threw up and lost consciousness,” The Daily Wire reported. “He was reportedly resuscitated on the way to the hospital but likely suffered severe brain damage and was pulled from life support about a week later by his family.”

As shown in the police body-cam footage, Prude has a mesh-like hood placed over his head, dubbed a “spit hood.” The device is used to protect officers from saliva. Prude was repeatedly spitting and reportedly telling people he had COVID. (The interaction with police was in March, at the height of the pandemic.)

An autopsy report from the Monroe County Medical Examiner’s Office, according to WXXI News, “listed the cause of Prude’s death as ‘complications of asphyxia in the setting of physical restraint due to excited delirium due to acute phencyclidine intoxication,’ an indication that Prude might have been high on PCP.”

A portion of the police report reads: “(The paramedic) stated that the observations of the subject were that he could be experiencing ‘excited delirium,’ which she described as a condition in which the subject is experiencing agitation and aggression; increased heart rate and respiration; overheating — which she stated would explain the subject being naked on a night when temperatures were around 32 degrees and mixed snow and precipitation — sweating, flushed appearance; excessive strength, a high tolerance for pain and incoherent speech.”

Prude’s death and the alleged mishandling of the interaction has sparked at-times violent protests in Rochester and demands for the police chief and Democrat Mayor Lovely Warren to resign. The RPD command staff, including Police Chief La’Ron Singletary, announced their resignations on Tuesday. Mayor Warren has no plans to resign.


Video may show Daniel Prude in the minutes before the police found him on Jefferson Avenue.

Posted by Bob Lonsberry on Thursday, September 10, 2020

Related: Entire Rochester Command Staff, Police Chief Resign Over Daniel Prude Case

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