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Members of Community Justice Initiative, Free the People Roc and supporters march to the Transit Center in Rochester on March 23, to mark the one year anniversary of Daniel Prude's interaction with the Rochester Police that lead to his death. Photo: Tina MacIntyre-Yee/Democrat & Chronicle via AP Members of Community Justice Initiative, Free the People Roc and supporters march to the Transit Center in Rochester on March 23 to mark the one-year anniversary of Daniel Prude’s interaction with the Rochester police that led to his death. Photo: Tina MacIntyre-Yee/Democrat & Chronicle via AP

Hundreds of protesters were left severely injured last year after authorities used “extreme violence” and militarized tactics during demonstrations over the death of Daniel Prude, according to a class action lawsuit filed Monday in U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York.

Prude, a Black man, died after an encounter with Rochester police in which he lost consciousness after authorities pinned him to the pavement. Footage of the police encounter only became public months after his death, sparking national attention and days of protests.

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Ryan Tarinelli

Ryan Tarinelli is a reporter at the New York Law Journal. He is based at the New York State Capitol in Albany, New York. He can be reached through email at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter: @ryantarinelli.

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