Watch the video of how a Black man Daniel Prude's death shows how cops put hood on him during an arrest until he suffocated(Video/Pictures)

A Video which went viral shows a black man (Daniel Prude) on how he was killed during an arrest in the United states.

According to the video that was realeased on Wednesday, Daniel Prude,41, was stated that he died of Asphyxiation after a group of police put a hood over his head then pressed his head into the pavement for two minutes.

Daniel Prude died March 30 after he was taken off life support, seven days after the encounter with police in Rochester that left him brain dead.

His death received no public attention until Wednesday September 2, when his family held a news conference and released police body camera video and written reports they obtained through a public records request.


“I placed a phone call for my brother to get help. Not for my brother to get lynched,” Prude’s brother, Joe Prude, said at a news conference. “How did you see him and not directly say, ‘The man is defenseless, buck naked on the ground. He’s cuffed up already. Come on.’ How many more brothers gotta die for society to understand that this needs to stop?”

The tragedy began when Daniel Prude, who was coming from Chicago, arrived in Rochester for a visit with his brother. He was kicked off the train before it got to Rochester, in Depew, “due to his unruly behavior,” according to an internal affairs investigator’s report.

Rochester police officers took Prude into custody for a mental health evaluation around 7 p.m. on March 22 for suicidal thoughts — about eight hours before the encounter that led to his death. But his brother said he was only at the hospital for a few hours, according to the reports.

Police responded again after Joe Prude called 911 at about 3 a.m. to report that his brother had left his house. Daniel Prude had run naked through the streets of a western New York city.

Police responded and the videos released on Wednesday by the Prude family show what transpired then.

A medical examiner concluded that Prude’s death was a homicide caused by “complications of asphyxia in the setting of physical restraint.” The report lists excited delirium and acute intoxication by phencyclidine, or PCP, as contributing factors.

The city halted its investigation into Prude’s death when state Attorney General Letitia James’ office began its own investigation in April. Under New York law, deaths of unarmed people in police custody are often turned over to the attorney general’s office, rather than handled by local officials.

Letitia James said Wednesday that investigation is continuing.

Activists demanded that officers involved be prosecuted on murder charges and that they be removed from the department while the investigation proceeds.


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