A young mother who was violently separated from her toddler in a social service office in Brooklyn used the child as a "shield" so that she would not be arrested, reports a report.
Jazmine Headley 23 was arrested earlier this week for a number of crimes and was detained on Rikers Island before being released on Wednesday.
Images of her arrest, posted on social media by a spectator, induced indignation of those who say it is an indication of how low-income people in social services are treated.
Jazmine Headley, 23, who was divorced from her son, a social services agency in Brooklyn, used the child as a "shield". to prevent her arrest, reports a police report
It showed that Headley was lying with a face on top of the floor as agents tried to take her baby out of her arms as officers pulled an anesthetic rifle to the crowd.
Now statements from two Human Resources Administration officials in the SNAP center claim that Headley & # 39; disorderly & # 39; and & # 39; Furious & # 39; acted when she refused to leave the floor of the facility.
She also bit a city police officer and she was later taken to hospital, according to a report from the internal agency that was obtained by The New York Post.
She claimed she was having a fight with the HRA officers because she was on the floor with her 17-month-old son, Damone Buckman III, because there were no chairs available.
Sdrawings from The New York Post claim that a peace officer has made several attempts to calm client Headley and simply have a seat to avoid [the] situation gets worse & # 39 ;.
One report states thathe began using her baby as a shield to be arrested and told the officers: "Do not touch me."
Another report says that Headley & # 39; s used her toddler son deliberately as a shield. He was sitting in his pram, but she took him as soon as she knew the police was being called & # 39 ;.
The video (above) shows Headley on the floor at a SNAP center in Boerum Hill, New York
At a certain point in the fight, they tried to take her out of her arms for a year while the woman was crying: "I am begging you & # 39;
Before the NYPD arrived, Headley was told that she could not be on the floor of the facility because it is a passageway and free of obstacles & # 39; should be.
But according to the statement, Headley responded with "saying that she is not going anywhere."
Another supervisor tried to talk with Headley, but she refused to stick to it and became very loud, angry. She also used a blasphemy with security officials.
Headley was released Wednesday from the prison of Rikers Island, where she was detained on charges including obstructing government records, opposing arrest and endangering the well-being of a child and outlawed territory.
But on Wednesday, the district attorney in Brooklyn, Eric Gonzalez, said that, by deciding to reject the case against Headley, he acted in the interests of justice & # 39;
Gonzalez reproached the guard and accused him of escalating the situation when Headley was preparing to leave with her 18-month-old child, and as a result of creating a horrible scenario of a baby being torn apart is mother & # 39; .
A report from The New York Post states that the staff called the NYPD when the mother did not immediately respond to the guards' orders that she was getting up or leaving.
The video of Headley's (left and right) arrest, posted on social media by a spectator, caused a furore, indignation of those who say it is an indication of how low-income social service people are treated
Jazmine Headley, center, joins lawyer Brian Neary and her mother, Jacqueline Jenkins, outside a courthouse in Trenton, New Jersey
Two respondents from NYPD had "approached Headley's client to get up and leave the facility several times, but insisted on getting service before leaving the facility," the report said.
A testimony describes the moment the police wrestled with Headley and her baby.
It says: & # 39; When the officers of the NYPD picked her up, she began to raise her arms. While she resisted, she put the baby between her legs in a tight grip.
"The NYPD officers were trying to get the baby off her, but she was fighting", the report says, adding that Headley then kicked me on my right shoulder & # 39 ;.
Another peace officer got bitten on her left arm. A photo obtained by De Post shows the arm of a HRA peace officer with visible bite tracks.
The officer was taken to the Methodist Hospital after the incident, according to the report.
In one of the reports, an HRA officer states: & # 39; The officers were careful while treating her not to harm the baby.
The female client was the one who held him tightly, took his clothes and even put her legs around his body so that he could not get rid of her.
Headley said she was excited about her reunification with her son after her release at the prison of Rikers Island on Wednesday
The female agents grabbed her arm to maneuver her, but the female client kept moving away to keep a grip on the bay.
& # 39; Additional officers from the NYPD were called to the scene. As soon as they arrived, the baby was released from the female client and she was arrested and escorted from the facility & # 39 ;.
Officials have said that the situation is being reviewed by the New York Police Department and the Department of Social Services.
Two municipal employees in the Boeckum Hill SNAP center were placed in modified service in connection with the incident.
At one point during the fight in the now-viral video on Facebook, to arrest Headley, officers were trying to tear her son out of her arms when she cried: "They're hurting my son … I'm begging you please. & # 39;
Other people are screaming in the background while a woman shouts: "Oh my god, oh my god, look what they do to us, see what they do to her."
One officer pulled out an anesthetic pistol when a spectator shouted: "There's a fucking baby in her hands!"
On Wednesday, Mayor Bill de Blasio, from New York, apologized to Ms. Headley, to criticize the way she was treated and to defend his response.
I want to apologize on behalf of all 8.6 million New Yorkers & # 39 ;, said the Blasio during his weekly press conference on Wednesday, in a public housing complex in Bushwick, Brooklyn.
He added: "What happened to Jazmine Headley and her son Damone should never have happened, no one would ever happen to & # 39;