Massive news coming out of Rochester, New York on Tuesday afternoon as the Police Chief La’Ron Singletary and the entire Command Staff have retired after the Mayor and City Council politicized and tried to blame them for the death of Daniel Prude.
Chief Singletary announced his retirement on Tuesday as his department faces a politicized mob in the wake of the Daniel Prude death, which looks to be a person who was severely wigging out on drugs. And that’s exactly what the Chief said in his statement a week ago.
Prude the 41-year-old Black man who died in police custody was spitting on police, as they put a sack over his head to keep him from spitting on them back in March. Which would make sense you know, because of the Covid crisis..
Chief La’Ron Singletary is a 20-year veteran of the department, and was appointed to the role by Mayor Lovely Warren last year.
Singletary issued a statement saying he was retiring because he would not
“sit idly by while outside entities attempt to destroy my character. The events over the past week are an attempt to destroy my character and integrity.”
The Chief continued..
“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,” he added.
Prude’s family claims that he was experiencing a mental health breakdown as he was running naked in the streets. He was subdued by officers and handcuffed, but he continued to try to spit on officers. As you’ll recall in March of this year Covid was running rampant in New York state, and officers put a spit sock, which looks like a cloth bag over his head to keep from being spat on.
Seven of the officers involved in the arrest have been suspended by the liberal mayor.
The Chief told the Mayor last week that Singletary had died of a drug overdose in police custody, which has not been disputed with facts at this time.
The mayor has confirmed that other top ranking officials have retired along with their chief, as more resignations and retirements are imminent.
This is a developing story.