Published: Sat, December 24, 2016
Hi-Tech | By Merle Christensen

Mother and daughter who report child's assault are aggressively arrested on tape


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.

The officer involved in a violent encounter with a mother and daughter captured on Facebook Live has been placed on restrictive duty, the police department stated.

The unidentified Fort Worth officer wrestled with the three women and took them into custody Wednesday after mom Jacqueline Craig called for help: One of her white neighbors had choked her 7-year-old son, she said, and she wanted police to investigate the alleged abuse. When he refused, she said, the man put his hands on her son. In response, the officer asked Craig if she taught her son "not to litter". He points a stun gun into Craig's back and then at her daughter when she tries to approach.

"Your phone is evidence", the officer replies, as another scuffle ensues and the phone drops to the ground.

The head of the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas said in a statement Thursday that she's disappointed the officer is being given 48 hours to prepare a report on the incident. "We acknowledge that the initial appearance of the video may raise serious questions.We ask our community for patience and calm during this investigation process".

"When the mother of a seven-year-old boy calls the police to report an assault on her son, the responding officer should expect to find her distraught", Texas ACLU Executive Director Terri Burke said Thursday. She was arrested on charges of resisting arrest and for outstanding traffic warrants, according to KERA.

Lee Merritt, Craig's attorney, said he and his client believe race played a role in the incident. The 15-year-old was released to an older sister. "Instead, he was allowed to explain his rationale while the mother was questioned as to why she did not train her son better".

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At a news conference Thursday evening, Craig said justice wasn't served when she called police.

In the clip her other daughter Jacques, 15 can also be seen being pushed roughly out the way by the cop.

When another one of Craig's daughters attempts to get between her and the officer, he pushes her out of the way, grabs Craig, pushes her to the ground, presses a Taser into her back, then points the Taser at her children.

The woman had called the police to complain about a neighbour, who she claims had choked her seven-year-old son. "I came around here and asked him".

State Rep. Nicole Collier said she was outraged over the video, but urged the public to wait for the full investigation to be completed.

Crowds gathered outside the Fort Worth courthouse Thursday night, to protest how the officer handled the incident. He gets up and arrests Hymond, who is visibly shaken by the ordeal. "If you keep yelling at me, you're gonna piss me off, and I'm gonna take you to jail", the officer threatened, with the man accused of assaulting a child standing on the sidewalk.

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