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Rochester Reaches $12 Million Settlement for Daniel Prude's Kids

Armin Prude, left, and Joe Prude hold an enlarged photo of Daniel Prude, Sept. 3, 2020, who died following a police encounter, in Rochester, New York. 

Armin Prude, left, and Joe Prude hold an enlarged photo of Daniel Prude, Sept. 3, 2020, who died following a police encounter, in Rochester, New York. 

Photographer: Ted Shaffrey/AP Photo
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Rochester, N.Y. (AP) -- City officials agreed to pay $12 million to the children of Daniel Prude, a Black man who died after police held him down until he stopped breathing on a snowy street in Rochester, New York.

A federal judge approved the settlement in a court document filed Thursday. Rochester Mayor Malik D. Evans said in a statement that the agreement was “the best decision” for the city.