Rochester Police Release Footage Of Girl Being Pepper Sprayed

The Rochester Police Department has released body camera footage that shows a nine-year-old girl being pepper-sprayed while handcuffed in the back of a cop car.

Speaking yesterday, Deputy Police Chief Andre Anderson said the girl was detained after nine officers responded to a call about "family trouble" involving a possible stolen vehicle. Anderson says the girl said she wanted to not only kill herself but kill her mother.

Police Chief Cynthia Herriott-Sullivan told reporters she's not going to say pepper-spraying a child is okay. She said the department is going to work to ensure these things don't happen in the future. Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren also commented on the incident yesterday saying it is not something anyone should want to justify.

The girl was taken to a local hospital for mental health evaluation.

Source: Democrat & Chronicle

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