"What happened on Friday was just frightful and it's rightly outraged our entire community", Warren said. "Unfortunately, (New York) state law and union contract prevents me from taking more immediate and serious action". "I will lead the charge that these laws be changed as part of our response to the Governor's Executive Order 203", she added, referring to an executive order about policing reform that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed in June 2020. This is not something that any of us should want to justify, can justify...
According to Deputy Police Chief Andre Anderson, the girl, whose identity has not been revealed, suffered an emergency psychological crisis, during which she threatened to kill her mother and commit suicide. Other reports indicate that during the call, officers were approached by the girl's custodial parent, who said she was afraid her daughter would harm herself or others.
Police officers in the U.S. have been suspended after a video emerged appearing to show them pepper-spraying and handcuffing a nine-year-old girl. Body camera footage of the disturbing incident, which took place Friday (Jan. 30), has angered many in the local community leading to calls for accountability. The second video shows cops putting her into handcuffs while she lies face down in the snow. Two officers discuss the use of pepper-spray and as the girl continues to refuse, one officer says, "Just pepper spray her at this point".
"This is your last chance".
Pope said, "What he should have done was got on his walkie-talkie and ask for help not back up for police, but someone from mental health to help him with a 9-year-old child having a meltdown". So one of the police officers sprayed her with pepper spray.
She was eventually taken to Rochester General Hospital and later released to her family.
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Police Chief Cynthia Herriott Sullivan later told the reporters that the "irritant" was a pepper spray.
New York State Attorney General Letitia James takes a question at a news conference in New York on August 6, 2020.
The girl, who police said repeatedly resisted arrest, was possibly suicidal and may have been having a psychological episode at the time of the incident. "She was trying not to be restrained to go to the hospital". If that's not going to be the policy, then we need to change them. Video footage shows at least six police vehicles were present by the end of the incident. It's not TV, it's not Hollywood.
The officers were responding to what police called a report of "family trouble" in an encounter sharply criticized by city officials. "Very narrow vision for what is needed in this city!" he said.
It seems like when a white person brutalize a black boy or girl, he or she gets suspended with some incentive that follows their evil action.
'That was my blood that you seen off of my lip, ' the mother tells her daughter. "This isn't how the police should treat anyone, let alone a nine-year-old girl".
Citizens in Rochester took to the streets demands while screaming "Black Lives Matter".
The mother said that the blood on her was her own, not the father's.