Saturday, April 23, 2022

Syracuse Police Chief resigns days after video surfaces of officers' traumatizing Black child

The Syracuse police chief has resigned just days after a viral video showed his officers' controversial encounter with a child.

Kenton Buckner stepped down Friday. He was immediately replaced by the department's first deputy chief.Syracuse Police were criticized after a video circulated showing officers placing a crying 8-year-old boy into a patrol car after the child allegedly stole a bag of chips.

Police say he was taken home and never under arrest.

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