Watchdog: Seattle officer’s pepper-spraying kid unintended

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle’s police watchdog has released the results of several investigations stemming from complaints over officer conduct during anti-racism protests, finding in the most high-profile case that an officer did not mean to pepper-spray an 8-year-old boy. The incident on May 30 prompted 13,000 complaints to the Office of Police Accountability. The office said Friday that body-worn video clearly showed that the officer who used the pepper spray was targeting a woman who had grabbed another officer’s baton. When the woman ducked, some of the spray hit the child and his father. In another case the office said it was inappropriate for an officer to place his knee on the neck of a person he was arresting.