The Rochester mayor has suspended seven officers involved in the suffocation death of a Black man earlier this year. Prude died seven days after officers in upstate New York put a hood over his head then pressed his face into the pavement. His death received no public attention until Wednesday, when his family held a news conference and released police body camera video and written reports.
An ambush on Friday night has left two police officers dead in Kissimmee, Fla. while responding to suspected drug activity. One officer died on Friday and the second officer on Saturday afternoon. The incident marks one of three cases in Florida and Pennsylvania where a total of six police officers were shot on Friday night. A suspect has been apprehended in connection to the killing of the two officers several hours after the shooting.
In what appears to be an unprovoked attack, an NYPD officer, Miosotis Familia, a mother of 3, was shot and murdered while sitting in a marked police vehicle. Familia was sitting in the police vehicle at 12:30 am on Wednesday when the gunman came and shot her in the head, she was rushed to the hospital in critical condition but was unable to be saved. The suspect was shot and killed, one block away from the shooting, after being identified.