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CLEVELAND – RTA officials released a new video of the Cleveland State University pepper-spray incident during a meeting Tuesday morning.

The video shows the chaos at the scene of the incident before police began to use force.

Full Story: RTA officer uses pepper spray on protesters near Cleveland State University

In the video, officers unsuccessfully try to push the crowd back without force. A crowd begins to grow around a police vehicle where officers are holding a 14-year-old boy who they said was intoxicated. The video shows officers begin to pepper spray protestors to keep them away from the cruiser.

The incident took place at a Black Lives Matter conference, escalating when the 14-year-old boy was taken into custody. Protestors argued police used excessive force when they detained the boy.



Article Courtesy of WEWS NewsChannel 5 Cleveland

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