Rochester mayor, embroiled in Daniel Prude controversy, indicted on felony campaign finance fraud charges

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Lovely Warren, mayor of the Upstate New York city, faces two charges while also contending with mismanagement of Daniel Prude’s death

An Upstate New York mayor, who is at the center of controversy over the police-involved death of a Black man earlier this year, has been indicted after being suspected of campaign finance fraud related to a past reelection bid.

Lovely Warren, the Democratic mayor of Rochester, New York, was indicted Friday, The New York Times reports. Two associates were also charged.

Warren, 43, who has been the mayor since 2013, is already embroiled in an investigation into the mishandling of the death of Daniel Prude, a Black man who was killed by police in March after his brother called for a mental health check.

Rochester Mayor Lovely A. Warren addresses members of the media during a press conference related to the ongoing protest in the city on September 06, 2020 in Rochester, New York. (Photo by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)

As reported by theGrio, Prude was nude and unarmed when he was handcuffed and place in a “spit hood” by police, which officers allege was used to protect them against the novel coronavirus. After an officer applied force to hold…


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