Video captures pepper-sprayed girl's wait for EMTs

A 9-year-old Black girl pepper sprayed by police pleaded “please don’t do this to me” and “it burns” as she waited handcuffed in the back seat of a police cruiser for 16 minutes, according to new police body camera footage released Thursday. (Feb. 11)

Video Transcript

- So I'm trying to fight the people driving by.

- I saw that.

- She starts getting in on trying to fight them too. I'm like, what the heck's going-- What's going on?

- Officer? Officer?

- What?

- Officer, please, don't do this to me.

- You did it to yourself, hun.

- I really got to use my arm. When's the pepper spray going to wear off?

- Yeah, the ambulance will wash out your eyes. How do you spell [AUDIO OUT]?

- --pepper spray me! Don't do it! Please! Don't-- don't pepper spray me!

- I'm not. I'm rolling the windows down.

- I don't trust officer.

- He's not.

- He's not. I'm rolling the windows down so you can breathe.

- Officer, I swear to God. [AUDIO OUT]

- Just walk away.

- [INAUDIBLE] everything [AUDIO OUT] --spray is burning my eyes!

- Yup, that's the point of pepper spray. The ambulance is on their way. And they will clear your eyes out.

- The pepper spray is burning my eyes!

- He's [AUDIO OUT]

- Get the pepper spray out of my eyes first, please.

- I can't. The ambulance is on their way. But the snow is terrible out there. OK?

- Tell them to hurry up!

- I am. But the snow is making it hard. They will be here in a minute.

- Oh!

- They're-- OK?

- I want my dad!

- I can't call your dad until you give me your name. I will call him after you give me your name.