Police Suspended Over Daniel Prude’s Death

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Seven police officers in Rochester, New York, have been suspended for their involvement in the arrest and subsequent death of Daniel Prude. Although Prude lost his life in March, the suspensions comes only after attorneys of Prude’s family released body camera footage showing the officers holding the Black man to the ground as he cried for help.

Ex-New Mexico officer facing murder charge over chokehold

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A former police officer in New Mexico was charged Thursday with second-degree murder after authorities say he killed a Latino detainee he had placed in a chokehold.

State Attorney General Hector Balderas said he filed the charges against former Las Cruces police Officer Christopher Smelser in the death of Antonio Valenzuela.

Police say Smelser applied the chokehold after a foot chase in February when Valenzuela fled during a traffic stop.