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Minneapolis police chief orders investigation into reports child pepper sprayed during Tony Robinson protest

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The police chief in Minneapolis has ordered an investigation into reports a child was pepper sprayed by an officer during a demonstration over a police shooting in Madison, Wisconsin.

The group Black Lives Matter Minneapolis claims a 10-year-old was among those police sprayed with a chemical irritant as dozens of people marched downtown Wednesday night, May 13th.

Police have not said whether officers used pepper spray on the crowd. But, Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau said in a statement that the group’s concerns would be investigated.

The demonstration follows a decision by the top prosecutor in Dane County, Wisconsin not to charge an officer in the death of 19-year-old Tony Robinson in March.

Dozens of people took over a two-block area before heading to the Hennepin County Government Center where the protest ended.

2 comments

  • Kathy

    Matters not whether caucasian or not. The child should not have been brought to the protest!!! If the parents want to take chances with their safety, so be it. The child’s parents should be charged with child endangerment.

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