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Rochester Mayor Appoints First African-American Woman Police Chief

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The mayor of Rochester, New York, has tapped an African-American woman to become the new interim city police chief. Mayor Lovely Warren said Saturday Cynthia Herriot-Sullivan will bring a "fresh approach to policing" amid the tumult following Daniel Prude’s death. Newser reports Herriott-Sullivan retired from the department in 2009 as a lieutenant. On October 14th, Herriott-Sullivan will become the first woman to head the Rochester Police Department. Warren fired former Police Chief La'Ron Singletary when video showed officers putting a hood over Prude's head and pressing his face into the pavement.