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Sunday, October 09, 2016

Lawyer: Girl pepper-sprayed by police won’t face charges

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — A 15-year-old Maryland girl who was handcuffed, pepper-sprayed and charged with assaulting police officers after her bicycle hit a car won’t face court proceedings, community service or supervision by juvenile authorities under an agreement her lawyer announced Tuesday.

Attorney Robin Ficker said the girl has written a letter to the state Department of Juvenile Services apologizing for cursing at officers who struggled to detain her after she refused to identify herself or her parents.

The girl had been charged by police as a juvenile with two counts of second-degree assault, plus disorderly conduct, marijuana possession and a traffic violation.

The Sept. 18 incident, captured by police body cameras and cellphone video, prompted three days of demonstrations by people demanding police accountability in Hagerstown, a city of 40,000 about 70 miles west of Baltimore.

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Editor's Note:
This is an update to articles we posted last week.  The original articles can be found by clicking HERE and HERE 

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

What do those protesters say now?

Anonymous said...

Of course she won't be charged and we all know why!

Anonymous said...

I watch the video from beginning to end. She should be at the very least charged with resisting arrest and verbal abuse. Resisting the lawful command of a police officer. Since I am white, I'm certain I would be charged and would have to go to court!

Anonymous said...

Parents, get your 15 year old daughter off the weed. You'll be glad that you did.

Anonymous said...

12:25, her parents are probably the ones that sold the weed to her .

Anonymous said...

Thank God because WOW
That girl would have been pepper sprayed Whikenshe was still on the sidewalk if I had been any one of those cops.

Anonymous said...

Lawsuit to follow....

Anonymous said...

Typical always getting away with crime vote trump to end this crap,

Anonymous said...

Parent should be arrested as i am sure thats where she got her attitude ftom.

Anonymous said...

So I guess the innocent elderly man will have to pay for the damage to his own car. I hope he sues the parents. She tried to leave the scene of an accident!

Anonymous said...

Worthless

Anonymous said...

So she tries to run from the scene, resists arrest, assaults the police and is found with drugs and they are not charging her. Unbelievable!

Steve said...

She should face charges, or this BS activity will multiply until it's out of control.

What will you choose?

Anonymous said...

I guess he parents must be proud that she got off. You watch she will have another run in with the police before she is 18 and after she is 18.

Anonymous said...

Someone said that she would have the charges dropped. I guess they were right.