Black Woman Whose Baby Was Ripped From Her Arms Sues NYC

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Jazmine Headley and son (GoFundMe).

A mother from New York who went viral after a video showed New York City police (NYPD) ripping her son from her arms back in December is now filing a lawsuit against the city.

A viral video posted to Facebook in December, showed New York City Human Resources Administration (HRA) peace officers and NYPD officers in a violent struggle with Jazmine Headley, 24, who was holding her toddler son in her arms. Headley, who was 23 at the time of the incident, filed a federal lawsuit against the city on August 7, WNBC reported.

“All their pain, humiliation, and trauma could so easily have been avoided if any City employee had paused, found Ms. Headley a place to sit, and checked when her number would be called,” the lawsuit viewed by The North Star reads.

“Instead of assisting Ms. Headley after her three-hour wait…

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