Rochester Police Chief resigns following violent police repression against protesters

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      Ohio Barbarian
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      (WSWS) Protests following the release of bodycam video of the March 23 police killing of Daniel Prude, a 41-year-old black man, have caused the resignations of both the police chief and deputy chief of Rochester, New York.

      At just 40 years old, Rochester Police Chief La’Ron Singletary announced his resignation – officially retirement—and in a self-centered statement. He refused to accept any responsibility for the killing of Prude, and instead criticized protesters for demeaning his character.

      “As a man of integrity, I will 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,” Singletary, a 20-year veteran of the police force wrote.

      Deputy Chief Joseph Morabito likewise followed Singletary’s actions and announced his retirement. Several other members of the police department’s official command announced their resignation to move back to lower-ranking positions within the department.

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      N2Doc
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      Bunch of fucking toddlers, whining “I’ll just take my ball and go home”.It is a shame their pensions can’t be taken away for misconduct.

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      salemcourt
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      MizzGrizz
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      That goes for every place where the mayor and police chief looked the other way and covered up for the cops.

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      eridani
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      –as a segment of the county sheriff.

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