DC-Area Police Used Pepper Spray Hundreds of Times Last Year

Washington, D.C.-area police departments deployed pepper spray nearly 300 times last year, according to an investigation by the News4 I-Team.  The use of the spray varies widely community-by-community and is frequently the source of complaints from citizens against law enforcement, the I-Team found. Nearly two-thirds of last year’s recorded pepper spray deployments in the region were made by two police…