A video of a Friday incident in which police officers in New York confronted a woman for sitting on the floor at a welfare office has sparked an investigation into the behavior of officers who attempted to violently pull her 1-year-old son away from her in order to arrest her.
The two-and-a-half minute video, captured at the Human Resources Administration office in Brooklyn, depicted a struggle between Jazmine Headley, 23, and a group of officers and security guards who surrounded her. In the video, Headley is lying on the ground and clutching her 1-year-old son, Damone, to her chest. The officers are attempting to pry Damone from her, at times with what appears to be a considerable amount of force. Throughout the video, Headley repeatedly screams, “They’re hurting my son.”
As officers appear to ignore her pleas, the crowd around them grows angry and shouts at them to stop. Eventually, one officer pulls out a yellow stun gun and waves it around threateningly, and the group of officers finally arrest Headley and lead her away from the shouting crowd. It’s unclear from the video if Headley or her son were injured.
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