Statement on Grand Jury Decision to Not Charge Officers involved in Daniel Prude's Death

Today my thoughts are with the family of Daniel Prude. This grand jury report underscores the need for drastic, transformative, systemic changes in law enforcement training and mental health crisis response in New York State. Our work continues in the fight for justice and equity. The inhumane and shameful actions taken by the officers were clear examples of excessive force from law enforcement. Our community is seeking justice and will no longer tolerate these continued practices, which is why I’ve met with advocates to develop legislation in the name of Daniel Prude establishing state and regional mental health response councils requiring mental health professionals to respond to mental health and substance abuse emergencies. We cannot wait for another tragedy like this to happen again – We must act now for Rochester and all New Yorkers.