Fallout after grand jury declines to charge officers in death of Daniel Prude

Demonstrators in Rochester protested the decision not to bring charges against any of the seven cops involved in the death of the unarmed Black man having a mental health crisis last March.
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Transcript for Fallout after grand jury declines to charge officers in death of Daniel Prude
Now to the fallout over that decision by a grand jury to bring no charges against police officers in the death of Daniel prude who was unarmed and later died at the hospital. Demonstrators taking to the street overnight. Stephanie Ramos is in Rochester, New York, with the latest. Good morning, Stephanie. Reporter: Robin, good morning. Hundreds took to the streets last night here in Rochester demanding police reform and justice for Daniel prude after that grand jury decided not to charge those seven Rochester police officers involved in his death. Take a look. This was the scene last night chanting, holding signs that read black lives matter outside of a police station. We were there, the protests were mainly peaceful, the group then marching down the highway shutting down traffic, no arrests were made. This case dates back to last year. Prude suffering a mental health crisis died after being in police custody. Daniel prude's family says they called to get help for the 41-year-old and officers finding him naked and bleeding. Disturbing police body camera video shows officers covering his head with a spit hood, later pinning him to the ground before he stopped breathing. Prude died seven days later. The medical examiner calling prude's death a homicide. New York attorney general Letitia James announcing a series of changes to police procedures and the Rochester police chief releasing a statement saying, the officers involved will remain on leave pending the outcome of an internal investigation, robin. Because ramifications of this case are continuing, Stephanie. Reporter: Exactly, robin. The New York attorney general says that the placing of a spit hood on prude's head added to his stress and agitation. They cannot, though, conclude that it directly contributed to his death. But she is asking the state to consider alternative options, also, the justice department just announced that they will review the New York attorney general's report into prude's death to determine whether further federal response is warranted. Rob sgln people are waiting for that.

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