Lawyer: Girl pepper-sprayed by police won't face charges

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HAGERSTOWN, MD. (AP) - Warning video may contain content that is disturbing to some viewers.

The lawyer for a 15-year-old Maryland girl says she won't face court charges or supervision by juvenile authorities stemming from an arrest in which she was handcuffed and pepper-sprayed after her bicycle hit a car.

Attorney Robin Ficker announced the decision Tuesday.

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The girl was charged with two counts of second-degree assault, plus disorderly conduct, marijuana possession and a traffic violation after resisting police efforts to question her about the accident Sept. 18.

Hagerstown Police Chief Victor Brito has said officers acted properly in handcuffing and pepper-spraying the girl so they could bring her to the police station after she refused to identify herself or her parents.

Ficker provided a letter the girl wrote to juvenile authorities apologizing for cursing at police during the incident.

 

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