NYPD Officers Caught Strenuously Pulling One-Year-Old Out Of Mother's Arms
UPDATE 12/12/2018 11:30 a.m. EST:
According to Vox, all charges against Jazmine Headley will be dropped as mandated by Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez. Additionally, the 23-year-old will be released from jail, according to her attorneys. While she still faces charges of credit card fraud, her attorneys are planning to get that dismissed as well. ~ Richy Rosario
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The New York Police Department (NYPD) has found itself in hot water after a video of officers using excessive force to remove a one-year-old from his mother's arms went viral.
Initiated by a verbal dispute with a security guard, a woman identified as Jazmine Headley was sitting on the floor with her son because there were no available seats in her local Brooklyn food stamp office. After being reprimanded by an employee in the benefits office for allegedly blocking the hallway, the cops were called on the 23-year-old.
Headley remained on the floor in the upright position until the officers began to pull at her baby, rushing to arrest and separate her from her child. Hands clasped tight around her child, the mother did her best to keep control of her son, until officers started pulling at the boy as if his limbs were made of rubber.
“They’re hurting my son," she repeatedly screamed while being attacked by four members of the force. Enraged bystanders witnessing the excessive encounter tossed comments about the happenings. After apprehending the baby, and securing Headley, one policeman reached for their yellow stun gun, threatening partons in the office according to The New York Times.
Headley is currently detained in Rikers Island, while the boy, Damone, remains in his grandmother's custody. As a source of advocation for the young mother, Cynthia Nixon, former Sex And The City actress and current day New York City politician, spoke out against the NYPD fiasco.
— Cynthia Nixon (@CynthiaNixon) December 10, 2018