Student pepper-sprayed for recording police officer in Texas
A Waller, Texas police officer has been placed on leave after video of him pepper-spraying a student surfaced.
Officer Adolphus Cannon is on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation by the Waller Police Department.
The Texas Rangers and Waller County District Attorney’s Office are assisting [with the investigation].
The incident happened early Monday morning, October 6, outside the Meadows Apartments near Prairie View. Police responded to a large disturbance and Bobby Hall, A Prairie View A&M senior, grabbed his camera and started recording.
“Yeah, it’s what I do. I’m a mass communication major here at our school,” Hall told Eyewitness News.
The video shows a Waller Police Department officer using pepper spray on Hall. The department identified him as Cannon.
“It just started burning my face. It was burning,” Hall said.
Watch a report of the incident:
Waller Police released this statement in response to the incident:
“We became aware of a video in which one of our officers may have used pepper spray during an encounter with a civilian. We are currently reviewing this incident to determine the officer’s compliance with standard operating procedures. The officer has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of our review.”
Waller’s Mayor and City Council Members were also notified by the department. May justice be served.
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