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"In the final analysis, the decision not to publicly disclose these facts rested with Mayor Warren, as the elected Mayor of the City of Rochester. But Mayor Warren alone is not responsible for the suppression of the circumstances of the Prude Arrest and Mr. Prude's death," an independent report concluded. Adrian Kraus/AP hide caption

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A memorial, pictured in Sept. 2020, commemorated the site where Daniel Prude was arrested in Rochester, N.Y. Prude died of asphyxiation after being restrained by police in March, and his family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit nearly a year later. Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images hide caption

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Former Rochester, N.Y., Police Chief La'Ron Singletary, pictured at a press conference in September, was terminated from the department later that month. He is giving a deposition to members of the Rochester City Council investigating the death of Daniel Prude in police custody in March. Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images hide caption

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A frame from a Rochester Police Department body-camera video shows a girl in handcuffs in the back of a police cruiser. Rochester Police-YouTube/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Family members Armin Prude (left) and Joe Prude stand with a picture of Daniel Prude in Rochester, N.Y., Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. While suffering a mental health crisis, Prude, 41, suffocated after police in Rochester put a "spit hood" over his head while being taken into custody. He died March 30 after he was taken off life support, seven days after the encounter with police. Ted Shaffrey/AP hide caption

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Rochester Hospital Released Daniel Prude Hours Before Fatal Encounter With Police

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