(CNN) – Newly released police video of the March death of a Black man in Rochester, New York, shows officers covering his head and holding him on the ground before he stopped breathing.
Daniel Prude was having a mental health episode on March 23 when his brother Joe Prude called the Rochester Police Department for help, the family said at a press conference Wednesday. Prude stopped breathing after police knelt on him while he was handcuffed, according to video.
When he was brought to the hospital 15 minutes later, he was brain dead, Joe Prude said. —more—