The daughter of Daniel Prude says that her dad was not treated like him by the animal officers

Prude was “not the animal that they’ve handled him like,” his daughter, Tashyra Prude, instructed CNN on Thursday. “That may be a human being. That’s my father. That’s someone’s brother, son, cousin, nephew. This was one of the vital loving folks I’ve ever recognized in my life.”

Daniel Prude, 41, had been within the midst of a psychological well being episode on March 23 when his brother referred to as the Rochester Police Division for assist, his household stated. Police bodycam video launched by the household exhibits officers protecting Prude’s head with a “spit sock” and holding him on the bottom in a susceptible place earlier than he stopped respiratory. He was discovered to be mind lifeless at a hospital and died per week later, family have stated.

Watching that video, Tashyra Prude “was instantly stuffed with rage,” she instructed CNN.

“However I used to be additionally saddened as a result of I had by no means thought that I’ll see my father in a state of affairs like that, particularly one thing that was out of my management and I had no approach to be there to consolation him or assist him by means of that sort of state of affairs,” she stated. “It put a critical burden on me, and I really feel like that’s one thing I’d be caught with for the remainder of my life.”

One other of Prude’s kids was “traumatized” by the video, she instructed CNN on Friday morning.

“I could not imagine that I noticed this. My father, like, that is how he died. … I needed to reduce it off, I could not watch it,” stated Junera Prude, 25, of Chicago. “It made it fully worse… It is like we kinda knew what occur, however we did not know, so to really see it and listen to him crying out and saying he wanted assist … I could not do it.”

The officers concerned ought to be fired and charged with homicide, Tashyra Prude stated.

“There’s video footage of those folks suffocating my father. My father was murdered by these cops,” she stated. “There isn’t a cause why they need to be on a paid suspension. They need to be arrested, and they need to be tried because the killers that they’re.”

Added Junera Prude: “I simply need to make it possible for the officers that did this go to jail or one thing.”

‘Chilly-blooded homicide’

The video exhibits “cold-blooded homicide,” Daniel Prude’s brother, Joe Prude, instructed CNN.

Daniel Prude had been “within the plain of hell,” crying and unclothed when police arrived, and officers did not even seem to attempt to preserve him heat or calm him, his older sibling stated.

“It is 32 levels exterior, rain and snow blended collectively. You imply to inform me y’all do not preserve issues at the back of your squad automobile within the trunk to cowl that particular person up?” Joe Prude stated. “However they did not do none of that. What they did was mock him, tease him and mainly led him on to be extra agitated in his state of being the place he was. Who does that? No one however folks with intentions solely to hurt someone.”

Daniel Prude had made suicidal statements and had thrown himself head-first down 21 stairs, his brother stated within the police bodycam movies launched to CNN by a household lawyer.

Folks should not have to fret about calling police dispatch if a member of the family wants medical consideration or help, Joe Prude instructed CNN on Thursday.

“I didn’t know by me inserting that decision it was going to place my brother in hurt’s means, and if I might have knew that was going to occur, man, I might have tied my brother up identical to I instructed everyone earlier than, and I might have saved him there until he calmed down on his personal.”

Daniel Prude — three years Joe’s junior — had been a beautiful man, cherished by all and would have helped anybody, the elder sibling stated.

“It is bringing tears in my eyes proper now,” he stated. “Part of my household tree is gone, and I can not substitute that.”

Daniel Prude had referred to as his father from Rochester not lengthy earlier than the police encounter to say he had arrived there safely from Chicago, the elder man, Joe Lewis Cole, instructed CNN.

“He stated, ‘Yeah, Pops, I made it.’ I stated, ‘OK, that is good.’ Then, for his brother, for Joe, to name me and inform me that his brother ran out on the street, you realize, bare and every thing. So once more, we inform his brother, Joe, to name the police to get him some assist, proper then and there.”

Cole believed the police have been there to assist, he stated, however “they did not do none of that.”

An image taken from police body-camera video shows Daniel Prude being detained by officers March 23.

Cole would not deal with his canine the best way his son had been handled, the daddy stated. “They handled him like he was an animal, a caged animal, a canine. To attempt to specific your self on that there’s very arduous. I am making an attempt to carry my feelings.”

Part of Cole was misplaced together with his son’s demise, he stated.

“I am going to by no means see Daniel’s face once more. … That was my birthday current. Daniel was born on my birthday, and I miss him dearly. For him to depart like that there for no cause, simply because he wanted assist, that was uncalled for.”

Prude’s demise was dominated a murder by the Monroe County Health worker, in accordance with a replica of the post-mortem report obtained by attorneys for his household. The report cites problems of asphyxia within the setting of bodily restraint, and it cites excited delirium and acute PCP intoxication as causes of demise.

‘Institutional and structural racism’

Seven officers concerned in Prude’s demise have been suspended with pay, Rochester’s mayor introduced Thursday. The Rochester Police Locust Membership, the union representing the town officers, didn’t instantly reply to CNN’s request for remark concerning the suspensions.

Mayor Pretty Warren stated she had been misled by the town’s police chief, who’d led her to imagine Prude died in police custody of an overdose. Warren noticed the physique digicam footage for the primary time practically a month in the past, she stated.

Prude would have been handled otherwise if he’d been White, the mayor stated.

“Institutional and structural racism led to Daniel Prude’s demise. I will not deny it. I stand earlier than it, and I name for justice upon it,” Warren stated Thursday.

Institutional racism brought about her dad’s demise, Junera Prude stated she believes.

“Why did they do him like that? It was no cause,” she stated. “He was complying with them. After they instructed him to get on his again, he did that. After they instructed him to place his palms behind his again, he did that. After they put {the handcuffs} on him, he was nonetheless compliant with them.”

A makeshift memorial is seen Wednesday in Rochester, New York, near where Daniel Prude was restrained by officers.

New York Legal professional Normal Letitia James began an investigation of the case on April 16.

“The Prude household and the better Rochester group deserve solutions, and we are going to proceed to work across the clock to supply them,” James stated in a press release Thursday.

However Junera Prude needs to know, “Why has this taken so lengthy?” her lawyer, Frank Ciardi stated Friday.

“That is 5 months,” he instructed CNN. “We have seen movies come out inside days of an incident (like this one), and to have the AG sit on this for 5 months, to have my shopper not even know what is going on for the final 5 months. You already know, I believe Mayor Warren got here out and stated the precise issues yesterday, however I hope actions now observe by means of.”

CNN’s Erin Burnett, Polo Sandoval, Lauren del Valle and Rob Frehse contributed to this report.