ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Community Justice Initiative held a press conference Tuesday afternoon announcing Nailah's Law.
If passed it would prevent law enforcement from putting handcuffs on children as well as pepper-spraying them.
It would also require officers to ask the suspect’s childcare situation, allowing them the opportunity to find proper care for their child.
Lastly, the city and county would develop a list of mental health professionals who would assist children after traumatic experiences involving police.
"That was an egregious act, that was savagery. Not one person had humanity, not one person had heart on the scene, now that has to stop, it stops now with us now in our city like my brother said. We have to start home and then marginalize on a larger level," said Niya Shabazz of Rochester.
Community Justice Initiative says they're pushing on city council to pick up the proposal.