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Woman whose child was ripped from her arms by police awarded $625,000

A woman who was violently arrested and had her infant child torn out of her arms by officials before being sent to Rikers Island has reached a $625,000 (£469,043) settlement with New York City. Jazmine Headley filed a lawsuit against the city during the summer after the 23-year-old mother said she experienced a “dehumanizing” arrest at the hands of Human Resources Administration (HRA) security guards and officers from the New York Police Department at a Brooklyn benefits office last year. Ms Headley was visiting the office to enquire about her childcare benefits when she was told to stand in a crowded waiting room. The mother had reportedly been standing for hours, and eventually took...


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