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Police Pepper Spray 9-Year-Old Girl In The Face

The Rochester, NY Police Department released two police body-cam videos on Sunday showing an officer using pepper spray on a handcuffed 9-year-old girl.

The incident took place on Friday around 3:30 p.m. when officers responded to a “family trouble” call. According to Deputy Police Chief Andre Anderson, officers responding to the call were told the girl “indicated she wanted to kill herself and she wanted to kill her mom.”

One of the videos shows officers attempting to place the child in a police vehicle. The child refuses to get in the car and can be heard on the video repeatedly saying she wanted her father. At the end of the video an officer, who’s name has not been released, sprays the 9-year-old with pepper spray.

According to Anderson, the child was taken to the hospital and later released.

The mayor of Rochester, Lovely Warren, expressed her disappointment with the officer’s actions at the press release before the video was released.

“I’m very concerned about how this young girl was handled by our police department,” Warren said during the press conference. “It is clear from the video we need to do more in support of our children and families.”

“I can tell you that this video as a mother is not anything you want to see,” she said. “You have to understand compassion and empathy.”

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2 comments

Aye Eff February 1, 2021 at 3:03 pm

This is exactly why Black people protest and why BLM exists. That was a NINE YEAR OLD baby having a meltdown for god knows what reason. Who knows whether her mum isn’t allowing her to see her father. And instead of these dogs showing her compassions they lose their patience bc she’s a black child refusing to comply with their nastiness. They would’ve gotten further a lot sooner if they just responded with love and compassion, instead of seeing her as an adult/black female. I hate these pigs! Solidarity from Australia

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Karen Allen February 1, 2021 at 7:17 pm

Would any of these police have treated their child like that…WOULD YOU. IT WAS A YOUNG CHILD NOT A THREATENING AND YOU PEPPER SPRAYED HER. Your disgusting and a disgrace to your calling. Would you PEPPER spray your child …would you……

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