Ex-police chief fired over Prude’s death to run for Congress

Former Rochester Police Chief La'Ron Singletary.
Former Rochester Police Chief La'Ron Singletary.(MGN)
Published: Nov. 5, 2021 at 1:23 PM EDT
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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - The former Rochester police chief who was fired over his department’s handling of last year’s suffocation death of Daniel Prude has announced that he is running for Congress.

La’Ron Singletary is seeking to unseat two-term Democrat Joe Morelle in New York’s 25th Congressional District

Singletary was fired in September 2020 by Mayor Lovely Warren over the death of Prude. Prude was suffering from a mental health crisis on March 23, 2020 when Rochester officers police placed a “spit hood” over his head and restrained him.

He died a week later after being taken off life support.