Two officers have been placed on modified duty after video shows a baby being ripped away from its mother.
Police Commissioner James O’Neill called it disturbing and Mayor de Blasio says he has a lot of questions about how it was handled.
“As we investigate Friday’s arrest in Brooklyn, I’ll tell you the video is very disturbing to me - as PC & as a dad. Also #NYPD cops have a very tough job. We were called to a chaotic situation & we’re looking at all available video to determine why certain decisions were made,” O’Neill tweeted.
The mother, Jazmine Headley, was at the Human Resources Administration building in Brooklyn when there was some kind of altercation. It resulted in Headley sitting on the floor and then having her baby pulled away by officers.
“This was a disturbing incident. Like anyone who’s watched this video, I have a lot of questions about how this was handled. NYPD & HRA will get to the bottom of what happened,” de Blasio tweeted.
Headley remains behind bars ahead of a court hearing on Thursday. Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams questioned the actions of officers and has called for the charges against Headley to be dropped.