IN THE NEWS | “It Burns”: Nine-Year-Old Pepper-Sprayed by Police Begged for Help, Video Reveals

‘It burns’: Nine-year-old pepper-sprayed by police begged for help, video reveals

New video shows girl saying: ‘Please don’t do this,’ to which officer replies: ‘You did it to yourself, hon’

The Guardian, February 11, 2021

Associated Press

A nine-year-old Black girl pepper sprayed by police begged “please don’t do this to me” and said “it burns” as she waited handcuffed in the back seat of a police cruiser for 16 minutes, according to new police body camera footage released on Thursday.


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