Trump Tears Into Cuomo, Rochester Mayor, After Top Police Officials Resign In Wake Of Prude Death
President Trump shared his great displeasure with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the city of Rochester’s mayor Tuesday after the city’s police chief, along with several other high-ranking officers, stepped down from their positions amid outrage over the death of Daniel Prude.
“Police Chief, and most of the police in Rochester, N.Y., have resigned,” Trump wrote. “The Democrat Mayor and, of courses [sic], Governor Cuomo, have no idea what to do. New York State is a mess – No Money, High Taxes & Crime, Everyone Fleeing. November 3rd. We can fix it!”
The Rochester police released a statement saying that Chief La’Ron Singletary would be retiring from the force after 20 years of service. Singletary described recent events as “an attempt to destroy my character and integrity.”
via Fox News:
The sudden retirement of Singletary — as well as Deputy Chief Joseph Morabito and Commander Fabian Rivera — comes three days after the state attorney general announced that she will impanel a grand jury to investigate the death of Prude.
Prude, a Black man, died of “complications of asphyxia in the setting of physical restraint” after a “spit hood” was put over his head as he was taken into police custody.
Relatives of Prude released police videos that show police officers found 41-year-old Prude naked in the middle of a street on March 23. He was pressed against the ground for 2 minutes. He died seven days later after being taken off life support.
Officers said the reason they put the spit hood on him was due to the fact that Prude claimed to have tested positive for COVID-19.
“The members of the Rochester Police Department and the Greater Rochester Community know my reputation and know what I stand for,” Singletary wrote in his letter. “The mischaracterization and the politicization of the actions that I took after being informed of Mr. Prude’s death is not based on facts, and is not what I stand for.”
Folks, this sort of thing has now become common place. Good men and women who have dedicated their lives to serving and protecting our community are having their whole lives ruined due to a drive by the Democratic Party to use racial division and chaos as weapons against the Trump administration and the president’s reelection efforts.
This is how low the left is willing to sink to be victorious over the president.