Francis claims that the people were fighting and he was trying to break it up.
Good Morning America reports:
“In this particular case, he perceived that this group was fighting and when we contacted them, they said they weren’t fighting,” said Det. Mark Jamieson, a Seattle Police Department public information officer. “Unfortunately, he used force. He committed a crime, an assault against these individuals. That’s against the law.”
The police report by Officer Hosea Crumpton said cited a woman who was sprayed saying the four victims “began dancing and frolicking with each other. Suddenly she observed a person … running full sprint towards her group.”
The person sprayed all four victims with pepper spray, the report stated.