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Date Jan 29, 2021
Department Rochester, NY Police Department
Officers Adam K. Bradstreet
Address Avenue B
Rochester, NY

Incident Description

Bradstreet was involved in the pepper spraying and use of extreme force of a nine-year old child who was in the midst of a mental health crisis. The episode was filmed by multiple body cameras and brought nationwide attention to the troubling abuse. Four officers were involved.


All four officers have been suspended or placed on administrative leave. Bradstreet, with the department 4.5 years, is currently on administrative leave. RPD Chief Cynthia Herriot-Sullivan and the Locust Club have defended the actions as 'necessary.'