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Francisco Santiago biography: 13 things about Rochester cop who held Daniel Prude’s legs

Francis Santiago, Troy Taladay

Francis Santiago, Troy Taladay

Francisco R. Santiago is a police officer from Rochester, New York, United States. He was one of the seven Rochester Police Department officers suspended due to their involvement in the death of Daniel Prude, an African-American man from Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Suffering from mental health issues, Prude was in the custody of Vaughn and his fellow Rochester Police Department officers Mark Vaughn, Troy Taladay, Paul Ricotta, Andrew Specksgoor, Josiah Harris and Sergeant Michael Magri on March 23, 2020. When Prude was having an acute, manic, psychotic episode that day, his older brother Joe D. Prude called the police for help.

The cops’ encounter with Daniel ended with him being unresponsive and sent to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He was taken off like support on March 30, 2020.

On September 3, 2020, Rochester mayor Lovely Warren announced that Santiago, Vaughn, Taladay, Ricotta, Specksgoor, Harris and Magri were suspended with pay. Here are 13 things about Santiago:

  1. Among his relatives are Francisco V. Santiago Sr., Vivian D. Steidel, Sherry L. Santiago and Daniel Anthony Santiago.
  2. In 2012, he was one of the recipients of the Excellent Police Service Awards from the Rochester Police Department.
  3. In 2009, his annual wage was 61,077.12. In the same year, he had a total of two-hour overtime work.
  4. His annual wage in 2015 was $85,771.
  5. In March 2015, he and Samuel Giancursio were the Rochester Police Department’s officers of the month.
  6. His annual wage in 2016 was $85,258.
  7. His annual wage in 2017 was $83,285.
  8. His annual wage in 2018 was $89,926.
  9. It was him who held Prude’s legs.

(This is a developing story. More details will be added as soon as they are available.)


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