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New York City police officers are coming under fire after a “troubling” video surfaced showing them ripping a baby from the arms of a mother who went to a social services office seeking help, police and the woman’s relatives said.
Jazmine Headley, 23, was arrested on charges of resisting arrest, committing an act in a manner injurious to a child, criminal trespass and obstruction of governmental administration, according to the NYPD.
The article goes on to state the following:
A judge also issued a restraining order against her barring her from coming near her baby.
“They’re hurting my son!” Disturbing video shows officers ripping baby from the arms of a mother in social services office. Authorities were called after she sat on the floor of the crowded area and refused to stand when told she was blocking a hallway. https://t.co/HV7GgQDCUs pic.twitter.com/rA9D336bzi
— ABC News (@ABC) December 10, 2018
New York City Councilman Corey Johnson tweeted his outrage over the incident, writing, “This is unacceptable, appalling and heart breaking. I’d like to understand what transpired and how these officers or the NYPD justifies this. It’s hard to watch this video.”
This is unacceptable, appalling and heart breaking.
I’d like to understand what transpired and how these officers or the NYPD justifies this.
It’s hard to watch this video. https://t.co/5TPN03fHU6
— Corey Johnson (@CoreyinNYC) December 9, 2018
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