Spectrum News has obtained the body camera footage of a traffic stop where a Rochester police officer handcuffed a 10-year-old girl. The Rochester Police Department released the video under a Freedom of Information Law request.
Police say the car was pulled over in May for an expired inspection sticker and no front license plate.
What You Need To Know
- Spectrum News received body cam footage of 10-year-old girl put in handcuffs after submitting a FOIL request
- The girl's family still wants to meet Mayor Warren
- RPD Chief Singletary says the officers did nothing wrong
The girl's family has called for a meeting with Mayor Lovely Warren over their concerns the girl was mistreated during the traffic stop.
The girl's face is blurred in the RPD body cam footage.
Police say the girl was never under arrest and was handcuffed for her own safety to keep her out of traffic. The video later shows her being released from handcuffs after being taken to the police station. The adults in the car were charged with obstructing governmental administration.
Rochester Police Chief La'Ron Singletary says he investigated the incident and the officers did not overstep or do anything wrong.