Outrage erupted and the phrase "She's 9" was trending on social media early Monday after body-cam video footage emerged of police in Rochester, New York violently abusing a 9-year-old girl—including handcuffing her and then pepper-spraying her in the face while in the back of a cruiser.
"This is your last chance, or pepper spray's going in your eyeballs," one female officer tells the young girl, handcuffed and sitting on the edge of the police car's back seat during events that took place Friday.
According to reporting, the police had responded to a family dispute but what resulted was a horrifying scene of multiple officers abusing a clearly traumatized and emotionally distressed young girl.
"I want my dad," the girl can be heard crying to the female officer. The girl later says, "No! You said you were gonna pepper-spray me. No, please, stop!"
Subsequently and from the other side of the cruiser a separate officer can be heard saying, "Just pepper spray her at this point." Moments later, the hand of a male officer whose body camera is recording the situation can be seen reaching out with a can of pepper spray and says "Here." As the young girl begins screaming and asking the police repeatedly to "Please wipe my eyes, please!" the male officer announces, "I got her. I got her."
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