Woman arrested on YouTube video indicted by grand jury

Posted at: 09/04/2013 1:36 PM

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The woman shown in a YouTube video being hit in the head and forced to the ground by a Rochester Police officer has been indicted by a Monroe County grand jury.

Brenda Hardaway, 21, of Rochester has been indicted on several charges including assault, attempted obstructing governmental administration by means of a self-defense spray device, obstructing governmental administration, unlawfully possessing or selling noxious material, menacing and resisting arrest.

The video made news last week. In the video, a Rochester Police officer is seen striking Hardaway in the head and then forcing her to the ground.  Police say they were called to the home for a domestic dispute and when they tried to arrest her 16-year-old brother, officers claim she threatened them with pepper spray.


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