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Former RPD chief Singletary settles lawsuit against City of Rochester, former Mayor Warren

Full details of former Rochester Police Chief La’Ron Singletary’s settlement in his lawsuit against the City of Rochester and former mayor Lovely Warren has been made public.

“In the settlement, the City agreed to pay La’Ron Singletary $75,000, and provide health insurance benefits consistent with those he would have received through retirement. There were no non-disclosure or confidentiality agreements tied to the settlement. The settlement does not constitute an admission of wrongdoing on the part of the City,” reads the City of Rochester’s press release.


Settlement negotiations were finalized in December 2021, signed on January 28, 2022 and filed on February 25, 2022, according to News10 NBC.

Singletary began the legal process in September 2021, alleging defamation of character, a hostile work environment, and wrongful termination. This has to do with the fallout from the Rochester Police’s handling of the Daniel Prude incident. Prude died at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester seven days after his encounter with police, where he was handcuffed and discovered to be unresponsive shortly after.



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