Black Lives Matter Upstate New York spokesperson Rosa Clemente is also upset with what the two officers said.

She is concerned about what she calls “the trauma inflicted on those young people.”

“Albany has a huge problem. And the problem with the mayor and the chief of police is that they keep masquerading and parading the Albany Police Department as a police department that other police departments should model, and Albany is literally one more incident away from being a Ferguson or a Baltimore.”

Clemente would like to see Officer Brice suspended.

“In the city of Albany we are gonna have to organize at levels against systemic violence like we’ve never seen, and if the leadership is not willing to be leaders at this time, then the people need to vote that leadership out.”

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