Jurors in the Daniel Prude Case Voted Overwhelmingly in Favor of Police

A grand  jury voted overwhelmingly not to charge three officers with criminally negligent homicide in the death of Daniel Prude. 

Mr. Prude became part of a fraught national conversation around racism and brutality in policing after body camera video of his confrontation with the police was released in September. 

In the video, released months after his death after city officials tried to conceal it, Mr. Prude is seen naked, wearing a hood officers put over his head and handcuffed, lying facedown on the street.

Fifteen jurors voted not to indict the officers; five disagreed.

Don Thompson, a lawyer for Joe Prude, Daniel’s brother, said the minutes, and the jury’s decision not to indict any officers, showed the excessive leeway the police are given when using force in the course of their job.