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Bodycam Footage Shows Rochester Police Pepper-Spray 9-Year-Old Girl

Rochester Police say she was kicking and screaming as they attempted to place her in a squad car.
Posted at 4:29 PM, Feb 01, 2021

Body camera footage has been released after police in Rochester, New York pepper-sprayed a nine-year-old girl who they say was suicidal.

The city's mayor and police chief both said the actions are concerning.

Officers say they pepper-sprayed the girl because she was kicking and fighting as they handcuffed her and tried to place her in the squad car.