A video released on Tuesday showed police using pepper spray when arresting a group of black women and children at an Ohio pool, in an incident that has further fanned concerns about officers’ use of force against minorities.
Last week, an officer from the police force in McKinney, Texas, resigned after a video that went viral showed him throwing a black bikini-clad teenage girl to the ground and pulling a gun on other black teens.
WLWT said the incident began when pool staff asked the family to leave because one of the children was not wearing proper swimming trunks.
As the group is leaving, one of the officers grabs Dixon’s arm, prompting the group to intervene, WLWT reported. Within minutes, several officers are struggling to detain the group.
The video shows one officer wrap his arm around the neck of a girl as he pushes her against a police cruiser, while another officer uses pepper spray on a woman resisting being handcuffed.
The girls can be heard screaming and crying throughout the video.
A separate surveillance video of the scene before the arrests, also published online by WLWT, showed what appeared to be the same group of minors surrounding and scuffling with officers.