Kansas City police officer charged in pepper spray incident during summer protests

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City police officer who was seen on a viral video pepper spraying a man and his teenage daughter at a protest last summer has been charged with assault, the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office announced Friday. Nicholas McQuillen, 38, faces a misdemeanor charge of fourth degree assault. A grand jury indictment alleges McQuillen “recklessly caused physical pain to … a juvenile, by spraying a chemical agent at and/or near her face and eyes.” Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker’s office announced the indictment late Friday afternoon. Baker said she “wasn’t giv…

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