Kool Kop Karen With The Pepper Spray Gets Paid Vacation
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The Rochester police officers involved in the pepper spraying of a 9-year-old girl have been suspended, city officials confirmed Monday.
Update 5 p.m. ET Feb. 1: The New York city has not identified the officers involved in the incident but did release body camera footage on Sunday documenting the child’s apprehension and detainment following a “family disturbance” call on Friday afternoon.
According to WROC, the city has not confirmed how many officers have been suspended but noted the suspensions would remain in effect until at least the conclusion of the internal investigation of Friday’s events that Rochester Mayor Lovely Ann Warren called “simply horrible.”
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“Unfortunately, state law and union contract prevents me from taking more immediate and serious action,” Warren stated, vowing to “lead the charge” in making numerous changes in civil service law “that would allow cities to more quickly issue discipline in cases like this one.”