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The DC Metro Police are under fire for arresting a black girl over a lollipop


The DC Metro Police are under fire for arresting a black girl over a lollipop

WATCH: A black girl is arrested at Columbia Heights Metro Station for refusing to give up a lollipop.

Metro Transit Police are under fire after a video of a black girl's arrest at the Columbia Heights Metro Station was posted by Black Lives Matter DC on Tuesday.

Police say the girl refused to throw away a bag of chips and a lollipop.

"I don't really think it was excessive force. The teenagers in the city tend to litter a lot on Metro so it can be bothersome so I can see where they really got on her about the candy," said Taneisha Smothers.

The girl was arrested for unlawful entry but on Wednesday police decided to drop the charge.

Some are accusing an officer of being too rough during the arrest.

"I think it's very disturbing considering they didn't use modes of communication...just like, other ways of communicating with her instead of using actual physical force," Augustina Delearril said.

WJLA, Suzanne Kennedy, and Kendra Mann contributed to this report. 

The video was tweeted out by the local BLM chapter, sparking discussion online. 

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