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Rochester, New York, police charge just 1 of 7 suspended officers in Daniel Prude's 2020 death
Sep 23, 2021 | USA Today
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An internal Rochester Police Department investigation has determined just one of the seven suspended officers for their roles in the 2020 death of Daniel Prude will face potential discipline.

Officer Mark Vaughn has been served "with departmental charges," the police department announced in a statement on Thursday night. The statement didn't reveal what charges Vaughn will face, what the discipline might entail, or if he remains employed by the department.

Prude, a 41-year-old Black man from Chicago, died in March 2020 after being restrained and asphyxiated by New York police while in the throes of a mental health crisis. 

In body-worn camera footage released by the department, Vaughn is shown utilizing a push-up-like stance to restrain Prude's head against the pavement. It is known as the segmenting technique. 

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