Once again BLM protesters destroy a liberal run city and force a police chief to retire.
Chief La’Ron Singletary, announced his retirement on Tuesday after his department faces scrutiny after a police-involved shooting that left a 41-year-old dead.
The Police Chief is quoted saying ” I won’t sit idly by while outside entities attempt to destroy my character. The events over the past week are an attempt to destroy my character and integrity.”
Deputy Chief Joseph Morabito and Commander Fabian Rivera also announced their retirements
BLM has once again forced a black police chief to retire just like they did to Carmen Best in Seattle.
Rochester Police Chief La'Ron Singletary to retire in wake of Daniel Prude death https://t.co/HgWmV0HhBD
— Democrat & Chronicle (@DandC) September 8, 2020
The mayor of Rochester says the city's police chief along with other senior commanders are retiring after criticism over the handling of Daniel Prude's death. https://t.co/xzRCU7M7pG
— CBS New York (@CBSNewYork) September 9, 2020
MORE: Police Chief La’Ron Singletary said he was honored to serve the city for 20 years and commended his staff—but said the protests and criticism of his handling of the investigation "are an attempt to destroy my character and integrity." https://t.co/GuPCXKx3RH
— ABC News (@ABC) September 8, 2020
The retirements were covered by CBS News:
The police chief in Rochester, New York, announced his retirement Tuesday as his department faces scrutiny over the March death of, a 41-year-old Black man who died in police custody. Chief La’Ron Singletary, a 20-year veteran of the department, was appointed to the role by Mayor Lovely Warren last year.
Singletary issued a statement saying he was retiring because he would not “sit idly by while outside entities attempt to destroy my character. The events over the past week are an attempt to destroy my character and integrity.”
“The mischaracterization and the politicization of the actions that I took after being informed of Mr. Prude’s death is not based on facts, and is not what I stand for,” he added.
Deputy Chief Joseph Morabito and Commander Fabian Rivera also announced their retirements. The Rochester police union said it was surprised by the resignations, but claimed that “the problems of leadership go directly to the mayor’s office.”
— @SCOOTERCASTER (FNTV) (@ScooterCasterNY) September 5, 2020
Whoa. After days of protests in Rochester over the killing of Daniel Prude, mayor Lovely Warren just announced entire Rochester police department command staff, including the chief of police, is resigning.
— Paul McLeod (@pdmcleod) September 8, 2020
ABC News also covered the story and contributed with these details:
After days of protests against the Rochester Police Department in light of the death of Daniel Prude, its top officer and his deputy announced Tuesday they are retiring from the force. Along with the police chief, six other department leaders announced they will vacate their roles.
Rochester Police Chief La’Ron Singletary said in a statement that he was honored to serve the city in upstate New York for 20 years and commended his staff. However, he said the protests and criticism of his handling of the investigation into the March 23 incident “are an attempt to destroy my character and integrity.”
Mayor Lovely Warren informed the Rochester City Council that in addition to Singletary, the entire command staff announced it would be vacating their roles today. She noted that none of the police leaders were asked to resign.
The police union said the announcement took it by surprise, but laid blame at the foot of the mayor’s office.