Black Lives Matter demonstrators were surrounding a Rochester police station on Monday to protest officers who were captured on video handcuffing and pepper-spraying a distraught 9-year-old girl last week.
The protesters began to surround the police station and tear down a barricade following an announcement that the officers involved in the Friday-night incident had been suspended.
The officers were not named. Their suspensions are effective immediately and will continue pending an internal investigation.
Rochester Police released two body-camera videos Sunday of officers restraining and sprayed with what police called a chemical “irritant.”