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MoFo Partner Carrie Cohen’s Statement Regarding City of Rochester Investigation Receives Widespread Media Attention

13 Mar 2021

Carrie Cohen, a partner in Morrison & Foerster’s Investigations + White Collar Defense Group, who is serving as Special Independent Counsel to the City of Rochester administration in connection with the City Council’s investigation into the City’s response to the death of Daniel Prude, released a statement in response to a report released in an independent investigation, which concluded that the City “suppressed” information from getting to the public and made “untrue statements.”

“It is most notable that the City Council’s Special Counsel did not find any evidence that any City employee, outside of former Police Chief Singletary, acted with ill-intent to hide or cover-up the circumstances related to the death of Mr. Prude or to intentionally deceive the public in any way,” Carrie said. “The elected officials and public servants involved in this matter made their best efforts to make decisions in real time based on the information that was made available to them and that, according to the City Council’s Special Counsel, was intentionally obscured by former Police Chief Singletary.”

Stories that included Carrie’s statement appeared in CBS News, News 10 NBC, ABC News, and Democrat & Chronicle.



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