In the video below you can watch these Rochester Police officers pepper spray a 9 year old girl as she begs for her father. The girl was in the back of a patrol car with her hands cuffed behind her back. Pepper spraying an adult, let alone a child, while they are handcuffed in the back of a patrol car is excessive force. The City of Rochester was quick to suspend these officers pending the outcome of an investigation, but they did not release their names. We want to know who they are. We know that if enough people see their faces that eventually someone will recognize them. If you live in the Rochester area take a good look at the facial screenshot collage on this page. If you know who any of these officers are, there is a comment section on this page below this article, please use it to post everything you know about these people.
The Rochester Police Department does not appear to be justifying this at all. Interim Police Chief Cynthia Herriott-Sullivan said, "I'm not going to stand here and tell you that for a 9-year-old to be pepper-sprayed is OK. It's not," and Rochester Executive Deputy Chief Andre Anderson said, "I'm not making any excuses for what transpired," If the RPD has already taken the position that pepper spraying a defenseless child is wrong then why are they protecting these child abusers from public scrutiny? Why not release their names just like they would any regular citizen that gets caught on camera abusing a child? A regular citizen would be in jail with their mugshot all over the news if caught on camera doing what these officers did.
Everyone that has seen the video, including New York Attorney General Letitia James whose office is looking at this case, agree that nothing about it is ok. Again, if you know the names of the suspended Rochester Police officers please post them in comments section below.