Clearly this cop didn’t give a sh*t that he was being filmed…
On Wednesday, a white police officer violently arrested Jacqueline Craig and her two teenage daughters even though she was the one who called the cops in the first place.
Apparently, the black 49-year-old had phoned the authorities after her white neighbor allegedly put his hands on her son’s neck because he threw a piece of paper and didn’t pick it up.
That in itself is pretty messed up… but the story only gets worse from here.
Jacqueline’s cousin Porsha Carver took to Facebook to post a video of the entire incident, which had apparently been filmed by Ms. Craig’s daughter.
In the clip, the Fort Worth mother seemingly addressed her neighbor off-camera, saying:
“My son is 7 years old. You don’t have the right to grab him, choke him … You could have came to me. Don’t put your hands on my son.”
“Well, why don’t you teach your son not to litter?”
She just reported a violent attack on her 7-year-old child, and this asshat thinks throwing a single piece of paper on the ground is the real crime??
Rightfully appalled by the officer’s response, Jacqueline replied:
“He can’t prove to me that my son littered. But it doesn’t matter if he did or didn’t. It doesn’t give him the right to put his hands on him.”
And, instead of agreeing with the Texas resident’s totally valid complaint, the cop actually challenged her, saying:
Yes, Perezcious Readers. He really asked why the neighbor didn’t have the right to put his hands on a young boy who is NOT HIS CHILD.
After that, one of Jacqueline’s younger daughters walked over to her in an effort to calm her down. But when she innocently stepped in between her mother and the officer, the cop grabbed her by the shoulders!
This caused all the women witnessing the scene, to start screaming at the official, who then wrestled Ms. Craig to the ground while pointing a taser at her back.
After subduing Jacqueline, he also arrested her 19-year-old daughter Brea Hymond, as well her 15-year-old daughter — although the minor was released from prison on Wednesday night.
Meanwhile, Jacqueline and Brea were slated to be released from jail on bond Thursday.
Lee Merritt, the family attorney, told The Huffington Post:
“It wasn’t just the action of one rogue officer, it was a failure by the Fort Worth Police Department as a unit.”
And the FWPD issued a statement on Twitter, saying the unnamed officer had been placed on “restricted duty status,” and his body cam footage won’t be released during the internal investigation.
See the FWPD statement in full (below):
The family wants the cop to be fired and criminally charged. They would also like the neighbor to be investigated as well.
You can watch the entire altercation unfold (below)!!!
[Image via Porsha Carver/Facebook.]