NYPD Reviewing ‘Troubling’ Video of Cops Ripping Baby Away From Mom at NYC Social Services

The NYPD says it’s reviewing a “troubling” video that shows a group of police officers trying to rip a 1-year-old child from the arms of his mother as she lies on the floor of a social-services office in Brooklyn. The video shows Jazmine Headley, 23, as she clutches her baby to her chest and shouts: “They’re hurting my son! They’re hurting my son!” Other people in the office screamed “Oh my God!” and “Look what they’re doing to her!” while one officer is seen brandishing a stun gun. The NYPD said they were called after social-services officers and staff tried but failed to remove her from the office, citing disorderly conduct. Nyashia Ferguson, who shot the video, said Headley was asked to leave when she sat down on the floor because all of the chairs were full. City Council Speaker Corey Johnson called the video “unacceptable, appalling, and heartbreaking.” Headley was charged with resisting arrest, acting in a manner injurious to a child, obstructing governmental administration, and criminal trespass.