Seven officers involved in the response to a call where a Black man was put in a hood and later died have been suspended, the mayor of Rochester, New York, announced Wednesday.
Mayor Lovely Warren said at a news conference the officers involved in the response to Daniel Prude were suspended with pay “against the advice of counsel.”
Warren indicated she might be in for a fight with the local police union over the suspensions.
“I have never shied away from taking action and holding our police, or anyone, who fails in their duties to our community accountable,” she said in a statement. “I understand that the union may sue me for taking these officers off our streets. They should feel free to do so.”