Mounting criticism over the death of Daniel Prude in Rochester, N.Y., has prompted officers there to make fast and drastic adjustments to the native police division. However law-enforcement specialists say shifting ahead received’t be simple.
Mr. Prude, a Black man, died after Rochester police restrained him in March. Black Lives Matter protesters have marched within the metropolis within the weeks since Mr. Prude’s household held a Sept. 2 press convention to launch body-camera video of his arrest.
Amid the turmoil, Mayor Beautiful Warren fired the police chief, eliminated different prime officers and suspended seven officers concerned in Mr. Prude’s arrest. Officers within the metropolis additionally reversed plans to construct a brand new police station.
Bob Duffy, a former chief of the Rochester police and present head of the town’s chamber of commerce, stated how metropolis officers dealt with the aftermath of Mr. Prude’s loss of life had fractured the group’s belief and confidence in police and metropolis leaders.