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Source: AP - AP Wire Service
Jun 03 08:47

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ Richmond Police have denied accusations their officers spit on a detained protester after a video showing the alleged incident was widely shared on social media.

The incident ``did not happen as the activists have claimed'' and a slow motion analysis of the video ``shows the officers spitting on the grass and not on the detainee,'' the Richmond Police Department said in multiple Twitterposts Tuesday night.

A version of the slow-motion video obtained by the Richmond Times-Dispatch focuses on the officer closest to the handcuffed detainee, and follows the spit's trajectory.

Officers were frequently coughing and spitting due to ``exposure to tear gas,'' amid demonstrations in the city, police said on Twitter.

AP-WF-06-03-20 1247GMT

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