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RPD announces 1 officer suspended, 3 on leave after pepper-spraying of 9-year-old girl

Feb 13, 2021

Rochester Police have named four officers who they say were involved in the Jan. 29 incident on Harris St. where a 9-year-old girl was handcuffed and pepper-sprayed. The incident occured after police responded to a call that started with a call of a possibly stolen vehicle, and ended with officers trying to deal with the distraught child.

The information released on Friday indicates that one officer was suspended and three others were placed on administrative leave, pending the outcome of an internal investigation. Originally, police officials said that one officer was suspended and two others were placed on administrative leave.

The actions were taken after Mayor Lovely Warren ordered Police Chief Cynthia Herriott-Sullivan on Feb. 1 to suspend the officers involved.

Here are the actions announced late Friday afternoon:

-Officer Alexander Lombard suspended. Lombard has been with the department approximately two-and-a-half years.

-Officer Chad Brady has been placed on administrative leave. Brady has been with the RPD approximately five-and-a-half years.

-Officer Adam Bradstreet has been placed on administrative leave. Bradstreet has been with the department about four-and-a-half years.

-Officer Hanna Schneeberger has been placed on administrative leave. Schneeberger has been with the department about three-and-a-half years.

News of the suspension and administrative leaves came after additional body-worn camera footage of the incident was released on Thursday.