The following article, President Trump Tears Into NY Gov. Cuomo And Rochester Mayor After Top Police Officials Resign, was first published on Flag And Cross.
President Donald Trump took to Twitter Tuesday and ripped into New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Rochester’s mayor after the city’s police chief and several other high-ranking department officers stepped down from the posts amid the outrage over the death of Daniel Prude.
“Police Chief, and most of the police in Rochester, N.Y., have resigned,” Trump posted. “The Democrat Mayor and, of courses [sic], Governor Cuomo, have no idea what to do. New York State is a mess – No Money, High Taxes & Crime, Everyone Fleeing. November 3rd. We can fix it!”
Police Chief, and most of the police in Rochester, N.Y., have resigned. The Democrat Mayor and, of courses, Governor Cuomo, have no idea what to do. New York State is a mess – No Money, High Taxes & Crime, Everyone Fleeing. November 3rd. We can fix it!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 8, 2020
Chief La’Ron Singletary made the announcement about his retirement after serving 20 years on the force in a news released that was put out by his department. Singletary described the events surrounding Prude’s death and the media coverage that has come along with it as “an attempt to destroy my character and integrity.”
via Fox News:
The sudden retirement of Singletary — as well as Deputy Chief Joseph Morabito and Commander Fabian Rivera — comes three days after the state attorney general announced that she will impanel a grand jury to investigate the death of Prude.
Prude, a Black man, died of “complications of asphyxia in the setting of physical restraint” after a “spit hood” was put over his head as he was taken into police custody.
Relatives of Prude released police videos that show police officers found 41-year-old Prude naked in the middle of a street on March 23. He was pressed against the ground for 2 minutes. He died seven days later after being taken off life support.
Officers at the scene stated that a spit hood was placed on Prude because he said he was positive for COVID-19.
“The members of the Rochester Police Department and the Greater Rochester Community know my reputation and know what I stand for,” Singletary wrote in his resignation letter. “The mischaracterization and the politicization of the actions that I took after being informed of Mr. Prude’s death is not based on facts, and is not what I stand for.”
It’s sad that so many good cops are having their careers ruined by race baiting liberals who want to cause civil unrest so they can use it as a weapon to win a presidential election. Truly, the left will stop at nothing to accomplish their ultimate goal to defeat the president.