On Sunday, local time, the police in Rochester City, the United States, released two video footage taken with body cameras. In the video, the police officers controlled a distraught 9-year-old girl who was handcuffed and treated her Sprayed with what the police said "Stimulus", criticized by the outside world: violent law enforcement.
department in Rochester, NY, released body-camera footage that
showed a 9-year-old girl being handcuffed and pepper-sprayed by
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— NYT Metro (@NYTMetro)
According to news from the US media on January 1, before the release of these videos, the mayor of Rochester Warren (Lovely
Warren expressed her concern about the “children injured in this incident on Friday”.
On Friday, a total of nine police officers and supervisors responded to the "family dispute" report.It can be heard from the video taken by the police body camera at the scene that when the police tried to subdue the girl, the girl was screaming frantically looking for her father.
At a news conference on Sunday, Deputy Police Chief Andre Anderson said that the girl was suicidal.He said, "She hinted that she wanted to commit suicide, she wanted to kill her mother."
The police tried to force the girl to get on the patrol car, but she broke free and kicked the police.The police department said in a statement Saturday that the operation "required" a policeman to take the girl to the ground.Later, the department stated that “for the safety of minors, at the request of the guarding parents at the scene,” the child was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a police car, waiting for the arrival of the ambulance.
The police said the girl violated the order to put her feet in the car.The department said on Saturday that a police officer was subsequently “required” to spray “irritants” on the face of the handcuffed girl.
At a news conference on Sunday, in the face of accusations of violent law enforcement from outside, the Chief of Police Cynthia Herriot-Sullivan called the irritant pepper spray and refused to defend the police’s actions, saying, “We will ensure This kind of thing will not happen."
The police said the girl was eventually taken to Rochester General Hospital, “where she received the services and care she needed”, and then handed over to her family.
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