ROCHESTER, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Tensions continue to run high in Rochester in the wake of Daniel Prude’s death in police custody, which was ruled a homicide.

On Friday night, Rochester police used tear gas to disperse a demonstration against Prude’s death and police tactics used before he died.

Tactics, including the use of spit hoods and the response to mental illness are now under a microscope.

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According to police, officers found Prude running naked through the streets and spitting in March. Prude was restrained with a spit hood that night and died one week later.

Seven officers have been suspended without pay.

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On Friday, a police union leader said the officers involved were following their training.

The medical examiner’s report also cited acute PCP intoxication as a cause of Prude’s death.


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