Justice for Daniel Prude

Justice for Daniel Prude

From Andrew Kopicher

Daniel Prude, 41, who had mental health issues, was restrained in March by police who put a "spit hood" - a device used to stop detainees spitting or biting - on his head.

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A warehouse worker from Chicago and father of five, Daniel Prude was visiting his brother at the time of his death.

Police body camera footage obtained by the family through a public records request shows Mr Prude, who had been running naked through the streets in a light snow before police arrived, lying unarmed as officers restrain him on the ground.

The video shows that Mr Prude complied immediately when officers arrived on the scene and ordered him to lie on the ground and put his hands behind his back. He can be heard saying: "Sure thing, sure thing."

He becomes agitated, at times swearing at the officers who surround him and spitting, but he does not appear to offer any physical resistance, according to the footage.

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