Rochester, New York
Police confronted Prude after his brother called to say the man needed mental health help.
Rochester Police Department was also responsible for the handcuffing and pepper spraying of a 9-year-old Black girl last month.
Two other officers in Rochester, New York, were placed on administrative leave for their roles in a disturbance in which the child was forced into a police car.
A man and a woman were killed at a backyard gathering. No suspects were in custody as of early Saturday afternoon.
"The Daily Show" host served up some hard truths about the demonstrations.
“As a man of integrity, I will not sit idly by while outside entities attempt to destroy my character,” Chief La'Ron Singletary said in a statement.
Prude, a 41-year-old Black man, died a week after Rochester police put a spit hood over his head and held him down until he stopped breathing.
Mayor Lovely Warren suspended the officers involved in the death of Daniel Prude, 41, in March.
The statue was ripped from its base on the 168th anniversary of one of Douglass' most famous speeches condemning slavery.
The New Yorker confessed he had symptoms when his wife started to get sick after giving birth. Strict visitation measures have since been enforced at the hospital.