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‘Don't kill me, man': New York AG releases disturbing police body cam VIDEO of two black men who died in custody

Added 12-05-20 12:37:03am EST - “New York's attorney general has disclosed police footage showing the final moments of residents Daniel Prude and Troy Hodge, who both died following separate encounters with officers, what the AG called an effort at transparency.” - Rt.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Rt.com: “‘Don’t kill me, man’: New York AG releases disturbing police body cam VIDEO of two black men who died in custody”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

State Attorney General Letitia James and her office’s Special Investigations and Prosecutions Unit released 11 videos on Friday, six detailing interactions between Prude and Rochester officers, while the remaining five show Hodge’s fatal run-in with police in Lockport in the summer of 2019.

“Our criminal justice system is in need of significant reform to rebuild the trust between police and the communities they serve,” James said in a statement, adding that the release of the videos is a “critical step” toward “transparency, accountability and justice.”

Key to that reform is increased transparency, which is why I am proactively releasing video footage from our active investigations into police-involved killings.

Captured in late March, one body cam video depicts officer Mark Vaughn as he responds to a situation in progress, with an agitated Prude seen naked on the ground, rambling incoherently to police already on the scene.

As Prude begins to spit at officers, a hood is placed around his head, which appears to send him further into distress. Around five minutes into the clip, Prude proceeds to demand one officer’s gun and attempts to stand up, prompting Vaughn to press his head into the pavement to restrain him. Prude soon becomes unresponsive, giving no answer when Vaughn asks “You good, man?”

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