Black man killed by New York police is remembered as loving
2020 in Rochester, N.Y. Prude, a 41-year-old Black man, died March 30, 2020. Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren announced the suspensions at a news conference amid outrage that city officials had previously kept quiet about Prude's death. Journalists were among those hit by pellets during the confrontation, which came on the second day of peaceful demonstrations over Prude's death. The mayor said she only became aware that Prude's death involved the use of force on Aug. 4. Prude's death happened just as the coronavirus was raging out of control in New York and received no public attention at the time.