NEW YORK (NBC) – The New York Police Department and others are investigating after a “troubling” video showing officers trying to pry a 1-year-old from his mother’s arms at a Brooklyn social services office.
“They’re hurting my son! They’re hurting my son,” the woman, Jazmine Headley, is heard screaming in the video posted Friday on Facebook.
“Oh my God! Look what they’re doing to her,” people yell on the video, which has been viewed more than 200,000 times.
At least one officer pulled out what appeared to be a stun gun, and pointed it toward the crowd before holding it inches from the Headley’s face.
The NYPD said in a statement that the video was “troubling,” and they were reviewing it along with any other video they could find from the incident.
“HRA peace officers brought the woman to the floor,” and officers tried to arrest her, but she resisted, the NYPD said.
Headley, 23, now faces charges of resisting arrest, acting in a manner injurious to a child, obstructing governmental administration and criminal trespass.
The woman who posted the video to Facebook wrote that Headley sat on the floor of the office with her child because all of the seats were taken. A security guard who told her to get off the floor eventually ended up calling police, the woman wrote.
The child has been placed with a family member.