Hours before his encounter with police, Daniel Prude was released following a psychiatric assessment at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. A New York State law states that patients must be released within 24 hours unless they have a mental illness that is likely to result in serious harm to themselves or others and requires immediate observation and treatment. Undated photo of Daniel Prude.

FILE- This undated file photo, provided by Roth and Roth LLP, shows Daniel Prude. Prude, 41, apparently stopped breathing as police in Rochester, N.Y. were restraining him in March 2020 and died when he was taken off life support a week later. Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren fired the police chief and suspended her top lawyer and communications director Monday, Sept. 14, 2020 in the continuing upheaval over the suffocation death of Daniel Prude. (Roth and Roth LLP via AP, File)