Rochester Mayor Suspends Officers After Physique Digicam Footage Exhibits Them Handcuffing & Pepper-Spraying A 9-Yr-Outdated Woman (Replace)

Rochester Police Department continues to face backlash after a recent video showed officers handcuffing and spraying pepper spray on a 9-year-old girl. Now the Mayor of Rochester has taken action when an investigation was opened.

According to the New York Times, Mayor Lovely Warren announced that officials involved will be suspended pending an internal investigation. She also stated that state laws and union rules prevented her from taking more serious action.

As previously reported, officials said they responded to a family problem, claiming the young girl was “suicidal” and “stated that she wanted to kill herself and her mother”.

They arrived at the point where the girl had quarreled with her mother and decided to remove the girl and take her to the hospital. That eventually led to officials trying to hold the girl back when she tried to escape, and she ended up handcuffed and sprayed with pepper spray trying to put her in the back of her vehicle.

Speaking about the matter, Governor Andrew Cuomo said, “As a person this incident is troubling and as a father it is heartbreaking,” he said in a statement. “That’s not how the police should treat anyone, let alone a 9-year-old girl.”

However, Michael Mazzeo, the union president who represents Rochester police officers, took a completely different view and said, “These officers and these scenes have not broken any policy. There is nothing that anyone can say is inappropriate. “

Deputy Chief Anderson says the department is “looking at a culture change” and is reviewing policies to make those changes happen.

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