Officer safety is a huge concern for the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD). When you’re a cop you can never been too careful. For example, if you come across a 10 year-old boy at a protests can you be certain that kid isn’t going to rough you up? Of course not! That’s why you need to mace him:
Minneapolis authorities launched an investigation into police response during a downtown street protest that turned unruly Wednesday night in which chemical spray used by officers hit a 10-year-old boy.
Police Chief Janeé Harteau and Mayor Betsy Hodges called a news conference Thursday asking witnesses to come forward.
“It is critical for everyone involved that we complete a thorough investigation, so I need the public’s help,” the chief said. “We must have the full set of facts.”
I’m betting this is going to be another case of “we investigated ourselves and found that we did nothing wrong.” But this shows that the officers of the MPD are either so pathetic that they’re afraid of a 10 year-old boy or are so sadistic that they like to cause children great deals of pain.