Removal Without pay of the RPD Officers Involved with Macing a 9 y/o on 1/29/21

Removal Without pay of the RPD Officers Involved with Macing a 9 y/o on 1/29/21

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On 1/29 officers in Rochester N.Y were called because a 9 year old girl was suicidal. The officers arrived and the young girl was clearly in distress, 2 officers then pinned her down in the snow, handcuffed her. The nine year old girl was UNARMED. The officers bring her to the car and she asked if they could wipe the snow off of her because she was cold, instead of doing so and working to calm her down, an officer screamed “Get in the car!”. 

They then shoved her against the car and she clearly yelled “Stop! He’s hurting me!” and yet again, they did not stop. The male officer who had already taken an aggressive approach then slams her into the car and looks as though he put his weight on her. The girl stands up and is cooperating and is starting getting in the car the right way. In the background you can hear the previously aggressive officer say “You’re going to get sprayed if you don’t [unintelligible]”.

The 2nd officer then yanks her cuffs from behind her causing her extreme pain, the female officer says “Come on they are losing their patience!”. Then she was pepper sprayed. A nine year old, unarmed, elementary school kid, was pepper sprayed. 

The officers who were involved are currently on paid leave/suspension. They need to be permanently  removed without pay. 

This is just another example of why the Rochester Police department is NOT equipped to respond to any mental health crisis. This happened less than a year after RPD murdered Daniel Prude, RPD needs to be held accountable for their failures. 

 

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