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Rochester police chief out in fallout over Prude death

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Posted at 5:48 PM, Sep 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-14 17:48:19-04

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren has fired the police chief and suspended her top lawyer and communications director in the continuing upheaval over the suffocation death of Daniel Prude.

Chief Le’Ron Singletary announced his retirement last week as part of a major shakeup of the city’s police leadership but said he would stay on through the end of the month.

Instead, Warren said at a news conference that she had permanently relieved him while suspending Corporation Counsel Tim Curtin and Communications Director Justin Roj without pay for 30 days.