New York City to Pay $625K Settlement to Jazmine Headley After Cops Ripped Her Son Away
Written by Toni Jones on December 16, 2019
Jazmine Headley, a Black mother whose 1-year old son was forcibly pulled away by NYPD police officers from her arms during an arrest, will be awarded $625,000 settlement from the city of New York after she filed a lawsuit in connection to the incident. This took place a year ago when Headley was at a social services office in Brooklyn inquiring about child care benefits. There were no seats available so she took a seat on the floor with her son in her arms. When the cops demanded that she leave, Headley asked to see a supervisor. Shortly after asking for a supervisor, the struggle began and the situation escalated quickly. The incident was captured on video that went viral. The video shows Headley on her back as officers wrestled her and took her 1-year old son. She can also be heard yelling, “They’re hurting my son! They’re hurting my son!” Days after, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio apologized to her publicly. Headley later sued the City of New York.