Jazmine Headley, native New Yorker and mother whose 1-year old son was forcibly pulled away by NYPD police officers from her arms during an arrest, will receive a $625,000 settlement from the city of New York after she filed a lawsuit following the incident.
Headley was at a social services office in Brooklyn to see about her child care benefits a few years ago. There were no more seats available, and she was seated on the floor with her baby on her arms. The police demanded her to leave.
A struggle ensued and things escalated when she told the cops that she wanted to see a supervisor. A bystander recorded the the incident on video that went viral on social media.
In the video, Headley is seen on the floor on her back as cops wrestled her to took her baby from her. She is heard saying, “They’re hurting my son! They’re hurting my son!”
Although Headley was hit with many charges, hey were all eventually dropped.
New York Mayer Bill de Blasio apologized to her publicly a few days after the incident.
Hadley sued the City of New York in August, claiming she was “humiliated, assaulted, physically injured, threatened with a taser, brutally separated from her son, handcuffed, arrested, and jailed—all by employees of the City of New York.” She is now set to receive $650,000 settlement.