Video shows police pepper-spraying teen girl


Body-camera videos of badge pepper-spraying a 15-year-old babe in Maryland accept affected off an uproar.Police appear the two videos to the accessible Thursday and accept dedicated their actions, while the girl s ancestors and their advocate said at a account appointment that the adolescent woman had been abject by cops. The adventure began Sunday aback Hagerstown badge admiral accustomed a 911 alarm that a bicyclist hit a car, according to police.One of the videos shows the babe walking abroad from badge and again attempting to ride abroad on her bike afore she was again pulled aback by one officer. Get off of me! the babe cried repeatedly, as she struggled with the administrator for several account afore two cops aerial her up and put her in the aback of a badge car.The videos appearance passersby watching as admiral again told the girl, who was handcuffed, you are activity to get sprayed, and ordered her to put her anxiety central the convoying car.The babe connected to scream until an administrator pepper-sprayed her through the accessible car window and addition administrator bankrupt the door. I can t breathe, cried the girl, who is not actuality articular by .Her advocate said she was sprayed four times, while the badge arch said it was once. The attorney, Robin Ficker, acquaint a video taken by a attestant on the scene, and the advocate included the afterward a bulletin on Facebook: This little girl, 5 ft. 105 lbs, was brutalized by Hagerstown badge after, she, on her bike, was hit by a car, but banned medical treatment. They airtight her adjoin a wall, arrested her for abnegation treatment, maced her 4 times in the badge car while handcuffed, and took her to the badge base instead of the hospital! Hagerstown Badge Arch Victor Brito acerb dedicated the accomplishments of the admiral in a account appointment Thursday, adage the babe had become assaultive and combative and would not abet with police. She can be heard on the videos cursing at the officers. The cops told her they capital to acquaintance her parents, but she wouldn t accord them any information. Every time we use a akin of force, behindhand whether we are justified or not, we lose, Brito told reporters.The badge arch said the admiral had approved to conciliate the bearings and accustomed that pepper-spraying the boyhood did not look great for law enforcement, but was all-important as a aftermost resort. The girl, her mother, and Ficker batten to reporters to accurate acrimony with the accomplishments of the police, which led to demonstrations in the burghal and afire a storm on amusing media. The cops knew she ability not be OK, but they didn t amusement her that way, Ficker said.When asked by a anchorman if the boyhood acted appropriately in ambidextrous with the police, the girl s mother appropriate that the bearings could accept been handled bigger (by her daughter), but added: I don t apperceive that she was alike in the appropriate anatomy of mind. You don t booty a 15-year-old child, and put them in handcuffs, and shut a door, and billy them four times, said the girl s mother. Why was she not transported to the hospital? Why? Police said the babe banned medical analysis at the scene.The boyhood was after answerable with chaotic conduct, advance and control of marijuana, according to police.

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