Woman baby ripped from her arms
Ms Headley was visiting the office to enquire about her childcare benefits when she was told to stand in a crowded waiting room. The mother had reportedly been standing for hours, and eventually took a seat on the floor of the holding area, her one-year-old son resting in her arms. Multiple security officials began to physically confront the young mother while she sat on the floor holding her child. A video of the incident showed one NYPD police officer repeatedly attempting to grab a hold of the baby, yanking at the infant and later pulling out a stun gun that she aimed at the onlookers. Officials eventually managed to tear the mother apart from her child, dragging her out of the room and arresting her on charges of resisting arrest.SEE VIDEO BY TOPIC: How a Baby Ripped From The Womb Is Bonding With The Mother She Lost
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The Law Department confirmed on Friday that a settlement had been reached with Jazmine Headley, who filed suit against the city for an unspecified amount this past summer. The complaint detailed the "formative incident of trauma," which began as the year-old mother was confronted by Human Resources Administration security guards while waiting to renew her childcare benefits at a Boerum Hill assistance center. Widely circulated video footage of the encounter showed the year-old mother laying on the ground, surrounded by screaming HRA "peace officers" and two uniformed cops.
He then pulls out his stun gun, waving it at the gathered crowd and distressed mother. Headley spent fours nights on Rikers Island following the altercation. While those charges were eventually dropped, her son continued to display "changed behaviors after the events, including a diminished appetite, separation anxiety, and difficulty sleeping, and he became more withdrawn," the suit alleged. In a statement on Friday, mayoral spokesperson Olivia Lapeyrolerie acknowledged that Headley "came to the City seeking help, and we failed to treat her with the dignity and respect she deserved.
The two HRA officers involved in the encounter were suspended. But none of the NYPD officers, including the one seen on video yanking at the child, ever faced discipline; a "strenuous review" conducted by the Internal Affairs Bureau found no wrongdoing on the part of the cops. De Blasio has refused to call out the police officers directly, and the spokesperson did not say whether the Mayor's Office considers the NYPD's actions part of the "injustice" suffered by Headley.
Instead, the city has highlighted changes made to its public benefits system in the wake of the incident, such as retraining staff in de-escalation techniques and directing them not to request police intervention before seeking a superior. Social Services Commissioner Steve Banks recently announced that all "peace officers" will also be required to wear body cameras by the end of this year.
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Mom whose baby was ripped from her arms by officers in NYC to get $625K settlement
The incident, which occurred in December , was caught on video and was widely viewed online. In a statement, the city said it hoped the settlement would bring Jazmine Headley , 24, and her family "a degree of closure. Headley came to the city seeking help, and we failed to treat her with the dignity and respect she deserved," the city said. While this injustice should have never happened, it forced a reckoning with how we treat our most vulnerable and prompted us to make reforms at HRA [Human Resources Administration] Centers across the city. Lisa Schreibersdorf, executive director of Brooklyn Defender Services, which represented Headley, said they were "pleased" with the settlement.
The Law Department confirmed on Friday that a settlement had been reached with Jazmine Headley, who filed suit against the city for an unspecified amount this past summer. The complaint detailed the "formative incident of trauma," which began as the year-old mother was confronted by Human Resources Administration security guards while waiting to renew her childcare benefits at a Boerum Hill assistance center. Widely circulated video footage of the encounter showed the year-old mother laying on the ground, surrounded by screaming HRA "peace officers" and two uniformed cops. He then pulls out his stun gun, waving it at the gathered crowd and distressed mother.
Mother Who Had Son Ripped From Her Arms by NYPD Gets $625K Settlement from NYC
A mother who had her 1-year-old child snatched from her arms by officers at a Brooklyn social services office will not face charges stemming from that incident and will be released from Rikers Island, where she was being held on an unrelated warrant. Jazmine Headley, 23, faced possible charges of resisting arrest, acting in a manner injurious to a child, criminal trespass and obstructing governmental administration after peace officers were called to the Human Resources Administration in Brooklyn for a report of Headley "obstructing the hallway" and causing a disturbance. Video filmed by an onlooker and posted Friday showed Headley on the floor on her back with several officers surrounding her as one tried to rip her child from her arms. Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez said in a statement that he was "horrified by the violence depicted in the video" and was dropping the case against Headley. Later on Tuesday, a judge ordered for Headley to be released, according to a tweet by Brooklyn Defender Services, a nonprofit that provides public defense for Brooklyn residents experiencing financial hardship and which had filed an application requesting that the court release Headley. She is expected to return home Tuesday night, and has to appear in a Mercer County, New Jersey, court Wednesday morning on an unrelated case. In July , records show that Headley was arrested in Lawrence Township, New Jersey, for the alleged use of counterfeit credit cards.
Charges Dropped Against Brooklyn Mother Who Had Baby Ripped from Her Arms by Police
Jazmine Headley's son was yanked from her arms back in December ; a video of the tussle with police went viral shortly after. The incident happened at Bergen Street. The year-old Brooklyn mom sat on the floor because there weren't any seats left, according to Monae Sinclair, the person who shared the video online. Then a security guard came over.
Police said an internal review found that Jazmine Headley had used the child as a shield to avoid arrest on 7 December at a Brooklyn social services office. According to the review — based on information from witnesses and officers at the scene with body cameras — the year-old woman became verbally abusive and bit the arm of a security employee at the Human Resources Administration who tried to remove her after she sat on the floor, blocking others. She then took the child from his stroller and refused to budge, flailing when approached, witnesses cited in the review said. The Internal Affairs Bureau said two police officers were trying to calm the situation but failed, finally taking the child.
Charges dropped against mother after police rip 1-year-old son from her arms in video
By Yoav Gonen and Natalie Musumeci. Also on Friday, Banks suspended two HRA peace officers for 30 days without pay as a result of the incident. Headley, who had the charges against her in the matter dropped by the Brooklyn DA, has claimed she got into a quarrel with the HRA officers because she was sitting on the floor of the benefits center with her month-old son, Damone Buckman III, because there were no chairs available.
The two suspended peace officers at the center of the viral video showing a tussle with a mom holding her toddler in a social services office claim the mother instigated. Michael George reports. Jazmine Headley was seeking unspecified damages in her federal suit, filed back in August in Brooklyn. Officers responding to a call about a dispute with a guard at a benefits office in Brooklyn in December pulled Headley's month-old son away from her. Her lawsuit says the child suffered physical, mental and other injuries. Top news stories in the tri-state area, in America and around the world.
Lawsuit: NYC to pay mom $625k after police ripped son from her arms in video
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The Brooklyn district attorney on Tuesday dropped charges against a mother whose son was torn from her arms as she was arrested in a Brooklyn government office last week, after an online video of the incident provoked widespread outrage. The woman, Jazmine Headley, 23, was released from Rikers Island, where she has been held for five days, at 9 p. She still faces charges in a credit card fraud case from in Mercer County, N. Earlier in the day, Justice Craig S. Walker ordered Ms.
Charges dropped against mom whose baby was ripped from her arms