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Rochester City Council has approved the funding for the Rochester Police Department to place officers at schools. City Council voted earlier this week to fund overtime for RPD officers to be present at some of the schools in the City of Rochester. The officers will be at certain schools for the arrival and dismissal times. […]

Tuesday RPD released the body cameras that were worn by the police officers involved in a deadly shooting with a robbery suspect that happened at a Family Dollar store. The incident happened on October 6 around 9:30 p.m. The robbery suspect was identified as 24 year old Simran S. Gordon died as a result from […]

Officer Mark Vaugh of the Rochester Police department has been served with departmental charges in relation to the restraint of Daniel Prude on March 23, 2020, according to the Rochester Police Department. Officer Vaughn was seen putting a spit sock over Daniel Prude’s head in the body camera footage released last September. Joe, Daniel Prude’s […]

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September 7, 2021

The Rochester Police Department will be implementing its new policies regarding the use of force on children and adults. Some of the techniques that are now banned from use by RPD are chokeholds, firing warning shots, and neck restraints. The policy changes come after the death of Daniel Prude and the incident where a 9-year-old […]

Rochester Police are asking for help from the community to find the driver of a car. The driver hit someone last month on Lake Ave. and Spencer St. seriously injuring the individual. The incident happened on Sunday, May 16 around 10:45 pm. Police are asking anyone with any information or who may have witnessed the […]

Yesterday, activists organized by Free the People ROC attended a rally to commemorate the one year mark since Daniel Prude encountered the Rochester Police department, which led to his death one week later. They encouraged others in Rochester to call out of work and school to demand justice for Prude, calling March 23rd “Daniel’s Day” […]

A big announcement today from the Rochester Police Department. The RPD is banning its officers from using chokeholds unless there is an extreme circumstance. The situations considered extreme would be where “deadly physical force is authorized”. Some of the other changes announced on Monday are updated guidances on the officers’ duty to use excessive force […]

Friday on the Wak-Up Club we had the City Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren for the Watercooler. She brought the Rochester Police Department Chief Cynthia Harriet-Sullivan on with her to address the recent shooting. An officer shot and killed Tyshon Jones on March 10 in front of the Open Door Mission. There have been a couple […]

The Rochester Police Department released more body camera footage of the incident with the 9-year-old. Last month a 9-year-old was put in handcuffs and pepper-sprayed by officers. The incident sparked outrage when the body camera footage was released going viral nationally. One officer was suspended and two others were placed on Administrative leave after the […]

In response to the Rochester Police officers who pepper sprayed a handcuffed nine year old girl, state legislatures are putting together a bill that would make it illegal to use chemical agents on minors by police officers. State Sen. Samra Brouk (D-55) and Assemblymember Demond Meeks (D-137) are taking point and say that the bill […]

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