A 9-Year-Old Girl, Pepper-Sprayed: Experts Breakdown What Went Wrong | NPR

On January 29th, Rochester, N.Y., police responded to a reported domestic disturbance on the city’s north side. Thirty minutes later, a 9-year-old girl was handcuffed, forced into a squad car and pepper-sprayed. Police body camera footage of the encounter sparked outrage and fresh scrutiny of how police treat people in distress.

We assembled three experts on policing, race and mental health to examine the Rochester police footage. They breakdown what went wrong and how it might have been handled differently.

• Read "What Went Wrong: Analysis Of Police Handcuffing, Pepper Spraying 9-Year-Old Girl"

Lead Video Producer:
Renee Klahr
Eric Westervelt

Liz Baker
Denice Rios
Supervising Editors:
Nicole Werbeck,
Vickie Walton-James

Executive Producer:
Keith Jenkins
Ramtin Arablouei
Audio Engineering:
Leo Del Aguila
, Joshua Newell
Special Thanks: Seth Stoughton, Nikki Jones, Dan Felts


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