Rochester, NY -- Green Party candidate Alex White says that one of his first actions if elected Rochester mayor would be to remove police chief James Sheppard.
Sheppard isn't commenting.
White says city police officers have too often lashed out at residents under Sheppard's leadership. And he says he doesn't buy into reports that the crime rate has dropped.
White spoke with WHAM 1180 after a news conference Friday with African American ministeers upset about the arrest last month of Brenda Hardaway. A viral video caught her struggle with police and the hit in the head she received from an officer.