Rochester Police Officer John Soures ID’d at Pepper Spraying of Child


Rochester Police Officer John Soures ID’d at Pepper Spraying of Child

The Open Oversight project has identified one of the Rochester Police officers involved in the pepper spraying of a 9 year old girl as 26 year old John Soures (see link to profile above this article). We have been doing some research of our own to verify this information and to our surprise found out that Officer Soures has a very small online footprint. Besides the Open Oversight profile we could find just two other pages on the internet linking anyone by the name of John Soures to the Rochester Police Department (RPD), but those pages are enough to convince us that there is in fact a RPD officer who goes by the name John Soures and that officer was caught on camera at the scene of the pepper spraying of a 9 year old black girl. Those pages include a page from GovSalaries saying that in 2020 one John Soures made $43,621 as a patrol officer for the city of Rochester ( and a page listing Bald for Bucks participants from the RPD (

The image above clearly shows a man with the name “Soures” on his uniform. That image is a screenshot taken from the video below. In that video Soures can be heard telling a fellow officer to “put her in your car” in reference to the 9 year old girl at about 5:30. At about 5:50 he can be seen putting hands on the girl as he helps other officers force her into a patrol car. At 7:00 the girl is sitting on the curb when Officer Soures tells her to “get up” and then forces her to get up by grabbing her and pulling her up. The video goes dark for awhile as the girl is placed in the patrol car. After that at 10:53 you can clearly see the name “J SOURES” on the uniform of a tall skinny officer wearing beanie on the right side of the screen.

When we first wrote about this case and asked the public what the names of the officers are, we based our conclusions on a different video ( That video shows more of the pepper spraying and handling of the girl while she was in the back seat of the patrol car, but it does not show the names of any of the officers on their uniforms the way that the video below does. That is why we never noticed his name before. This conclusion allows us to say that Soures was directly involved in the battery of this child, but that he does not appear to have personally pepper sprayed her.

In addition, we can hear one of the officers refer to another officer by name at about 5:25 of the second video ( by asking, “Bradstreet what’s her name?” From that we can conclude that the last name of one officer is Bradstreet or something of different spelling and similar pronunciation. Operation Oversight has a profile for one Adam K. Bradstreet ( We believe that to be the officer referred to by name in the video. We will follow up this article with separate piece dedicated to Bradstreet in the near future.

We would like to thank the anonymous online tipster that emailed us with these names and screenshots. Those emails inspired us to look at the video below and re-analyze the other video.

Published at Wed, 03 Feb 2021 19:48:05 +0000

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