BROOKLYN – An investigation has been launched after a “troubling” video showed several New York police officers trying to pull a 1-year-old from the arms of his mother on the floor of a social services office in Brooklyn, according to Newsweek.
The video, posted on Facebook, shows Jazmine Headley, 23, repeatedly saying, “They’re hurting my son!” as she held her baby at the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program office on December 7.
The incident began when officers were called to the food stamp office as Headley was accused of engaging in “disorderly conduct toward other people."
After repeatedly asking the mother to leave, an altercation took place between Headley and at least four New York Police Department officers. The officers can be seen grabbing the baby boy from Headley so she could be restrained.
The woman who posted the video, Monae Sinclair, said an argument had broken out between Headley and a security guard because she wanted to sit on the floor because there weren't any seats for her in the office.
A New York Police Department spokeswoman said, “Video images of the incident in the 84th precinct are troubling, and the event is under review by the NYPD and HRA [Human Resources Administration] Police. This review will include examination of all available video of the incident.”
Headley was later arrested on suspicion of resisting arrest, acting in a manner that was injurious to a child, obstructing governmental administration and trespassing.
The 1-year-old boy is currently in the care of a family member, police said.
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So I’m At 275 Bergen Street Handling My Business Or Whatever & There Wasn’t Any More Chairs For This Lady To Sit Down So She Sat In The Corner On The Floor. The Security Guard Came Over Said What Ever She Said To Her & She Made The Security Guard Feel Dumb So She Called The Cops On Her & This Was The Outcome SMH Mind You She Had Her Baby In Her Hands The Whole Time🤦🏽♀️🤦🏽♀️🤦🏽♀️ I'm So Fucking Disgusted with The NYPD😡😡 EVRYBODY PLEASE SHARE!!! I’m a mother myself & I would’ve lost my fucking mind if this was me they would've had to kill me🤬🤬🤬🤬Posted by MO N AE on Friday, December 7, 2018