Woman Arrested After Protester Pepper Sprayed At Ventura County Demonstration
Video posted on social media has led to the arrest of a Ventura County woman, after detectives say she sprayed a teenage protester with pepper spray during a demonstration over the death of George Floyd.
The incident happened Sunday night during a rally in Thousand Oaks.
Ventura County Sheriff’s detectives say the video shows a car pulling up to the intersection of Hillcrest Drive and Lynn Road, with a passenger then rolling down a window. They say the video goes on to show that passenger spraying the 16-year-old demonstrator from the car.
Detectives say the license plate captured in the video led them to Amy Atkisson of Thousand Oaks. The 46-year-old woman was arrested for one count of unlawful use of tear gas.
Protestors were being moved away from the Lynn Road and Highway 101 overpass to ensure they wouldn't try to get on the freeway, but there were no other serious problems reported at the peaceful demonstration.