A woman whose baby was ripped from her arms by officers in New York City in 2018 is set to receive a $625,000 cash settlement from the city.
The settlement is in response to a lawsuit that was filed by Jazmine Headley back in August. Jazmine was sitting on the floor holding her one-year-old child in a crowded social-services office in Brooklyn to inquire about child care benefits when officers came up and ripped her baby from her arms.
According to the legal complaint, officers had demanded she leave and she responded by saying she wanted to see a supervisor. Officers were responding to a call about a dispute with a guard in December 2018 when they pulled her 18-month-old son away from her. Her lawsuit says the child suffered physical, mental and other injuries.
Immediately after the incident, she faced possible charges for resisting arrest, acting in a manner injurious to a child, obstructing governmental administration and criminal trespass. Jazmine spent four days in jail, but those charges were dropped.
The two guards who initially confronted Jazmine were suspended for 30 days without pay.