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WATCH: Video Showing Arrests by Fort Worth Police Sparks Outrage

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A video showing the arrest of a woman and her daughter in Fort Worth, Texas, has sparked outrage on social media. (Facebook/Porsha Craver)

A Facebook video showing the arrests of a mother and her daughters by a police officer in Fort Worth, Texas, has sparked outrage on social media, with many claiming wrongdoing by the cop.

The five-minute video was posted Wednesday night by Porsha Craver.

In the video, a woman, identified as Jacqueline Craig, can be heard telling an officer that she called police because a neighbor had grabbed her son.

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Craig, 46, tells the officer the man had accused her son of littering, and then assaulted him after her son did not listen to him. As the officer and the woman talk, things quickly grow heated and the officer eventually arrests her and her 19-year-old daughter, Brea Hymond. Another daughter, a juvenile, was also arrested.

You can watch the video below:

You can watch the full 29-minute video, showing moments before the officer arrived and additional footage of what happened during the arrest below:

Body camera footage from the incident can be watched here:

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Lee Merritt, a civil rights attorney with the Dallas-based Merritt & Crockett Law Offices, said on Facebook he was going to see Craig and Hymond at the Fort Worth City Jail. He posted a video early Thursday morning saying he is representing them as his clients:

Merritt said the Fort Worth Police Department’s Internal Affairs Unit is investigating the “unusual arrest,” of the women.

He posted an update early Thursday morning, saying Craig and Hymond were in “good spirits given the situation” and he was attempting to secure their release.

“We are attempting to secure that now. The ladies participated in an internal affairs investigation that’s ongoing,” Merritt said. “They were interviewed, with me present, and now we’re just simply waiting to hear about their release.

“The ladies appreciate all the support they’re receiving,” Merritt said in the video. “I’ve shared with them your support, your prayers, your presence even for the people who have come and made their physical presence known and plan to protest, and all of it is appreciated and we will go about the business of seeking justice here.”

Merritt said Thursday afternoon that Craig and her daughters had been released on bail.

In a statement issued Thursday afternoon, the Fort Worth Police Department said the officer seen in the video, who has not been identified, has been placed on “restricted duty status” while an internal affairs investigation is conducted.

The police department said they were alerted to the video about 10 p.m., and the Internal Affairs Unit “began to immediately review the video and subsequently initiated an internal affairs investigation.”

The investigators also reviewed video recorded the officer’s body worn camera. It was active during the incident, but the footage has not been released.

“We acknowledge that the initial appearance of the video may raise serious questions,” the department said in the statement. “We ask that our investigators are given the time and opportunity to throughly examine this incident and to submit their findings. This process may take time, but the integrity of the investigation rests upon the ability of the investigators to document facts and to accurately evaluate the size and scope of what transpired. We ask our community for patience and calm during this investigation process.”

The video was posted on Facebook about 8 p.m., and had been viewed more than 100,000 times three hours later. It had been seen more than a million times by Thursday afternoon.

According to Craver, the incident occurred on the southwest side of Fort Worth. The video begins after a police officer, who is white, responded to the call. Only one officer is seen in the video.

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The officer seen in the video has not been identified. (Facebook/Porsha Craver)

The video begins with the officer speaking with a white man who has been identified by the family as a the neighbor they say assaulted Jackie Craig’s young son for littering.

The officer then walks over to Jackie Craig and asks her “what’s going on with you?” She tells the officer the man “grabbed and choked” her son. She tells the officer the man grabbed the boy because he “defied” him. She says the man should have come to her instead of “putting your hands on my son.”

The officer then tells Craig, “why don’t you teach your son not to litter?”

She responds, “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.”

The officer then says, “why not?” As the conversation gets more heated, the officer asks Craig why she is yelling, and she says because he “pissed her off.”

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He then tells her, “if you keep yelling at me you’re going to piss me off and I’m going to take you to jail.”

Craig’s daughter then walks toward her mother and the officer, appearing to try to calm her mother down, and the officer grabs her from behind. Craig then yells at the officer not to grab her, and the scene turns chaotic.

The video then cuts to Craig on the ground with the officer kneeling in her back, his Taser in his hand. He points the Taser at a young girl, and then also at Craig’s daughter, who scrambles away as the officer handcuffs Craig. He then goes and handcuffs Craig’s daughter, before taking them both to his SUV.

He then turns his attention to the woman recording the incident, and runs at her, knocking the camera out of her hand and telling her, “you’re going to jail too.”

Craig was arrested on charges of resisting arrest and failure to identify, according to court records. She was also arrested on warrants from the Irving Police Department for traffic charges, including driving with a suspended license, failure to maintain financial responsibility and speeding. She was being held on a total of $5,901.90 bail.

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(Mansfield City Jail)

Craig’s daughter, Brea Hymond, 19, was charged with resisting arrest and interfering with public duties. She was being held on $3,500 bail.

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(Mansfield City Jail)

Porsha Craver, who posted the video, then addresses the camera, saying, “I just want you all to see how the Fort Worth Police Department treated my family after calling them for a racist man putting his hands on a 7-year-old, my 7-year-old little cousin, who couldn’t defend himself. When they called Fort Worth Police, this is what we got. These motherf*cking racist-a*s officers, who clearly are not here for us. Racist b*tches. … We want everybody to see this s*it, how Fort Worth Police Department is here to treat people, and what this racist a*s police did. He deserves to lose his job and this is our goal.”

There are no records that the man Craig claims assaulted her son was arrested.

“(The) officer involved will be given 48 hours to prepare a statement and consult an attorney. Under IA investigation,” Craig’s attorney, Lee Merritt, said in a Facebook post. “The FWPD never took original report of assault on (Jacqueline) Craig’s son. After bond is posted completing this report will be our 1st step.”

The Dallas-based Next Generation Action Network is planning a protest Thursday night, its president, Dominique Alexander, said on Facebook. Alexander called it a “horrifying incident.”

The “We Demand Justice for Brea Hymond & Jacqueline Craig” protest is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at the old Tarrant County Courthouse, 100 East Weatherford Street, in Fort Worth.

Neither the city’s mayor, Betsy Price, nor its police chief, Joel Fitzgerald, have commented about the video.

In a statement Thursday, the department said it “enjoys a close and cooperative relationship with our citizens; one of transparency, mutual trust and respect. The Fort Worth Police Department expects every officer to treat persons they encounter with that same trust, respect and courtesy.”

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65 comments

  1. I would like to see the parts of the video that were cut out. You can clearly see that the video was stopped then started back up to avoid people seeing what they were doing to the police officer.

    Was it right for the man to “choke” the seven year old? No. Was it right for the seven year old to disrespect the guy who asked him to pick up the trash? No. Was it right for the daughter to step in front of the officer, placing herself between the mom and the officer? No. Finally, was it right for the officer to antagonize the mother? No.

    • What part of the video you claimed was stopped to cover what they was doing to the officer? First and foremost, the boy is yro, that is a grown ass man, he should’ve went to his parents house or call the police. You do not choke some else’s kid unless you want a grade A ass whooping. 2nd, once the office heard the man choked a 7yo kid, he should’ve just arrested the man. Point Blank Period. Everything that happened after that is the fault of the officer and should be fired.

      • You have to have proof the 7yr old was choked. You can not arrest on hear say. The 7 yr old needs to be taught to respect adults when being asked to do what they know is right. A 7 yr old should know not to throw paper on the ground. If the mother had an issue with it then she needed to go to the neighbor and ask them in the future please bring these issues to name to deal with. Yes I would like to see the portion of the video that was cut out because mom was getting pretty hot and heavy with the officer when daughter stepped in between. Daughter at 19 should have known better.

      • Stupid?! Hey I’m a white man with a 7 year old son, If someone anyone put their hands and chocked my son for any reason at all yes the cops would be called because I probably would have chocked that bastard out to his last breath. 7 years old’s make mistakes that dude could of just said to the boy hey buddy don’t litter it ain’t right pick it up, problem solved. I don’t blame that mother at all defending her children that’s what mothers and fathers are supposed to do! As far as the officer, that was the most ridiculous arrest, for him to even say “why not” when the question arose about the guy putting his hands on the boy just showed he was either racist or the officer has no children and if he does he is a p.o.s father! I hope they get their justice. Its nature for a mother to protect their young, come to Georgia and hike in our mountains and when you see a baby cub pick it up and see what happens to you within 5 mins mama bear going to eat your ass!

      • Bitch was?it right for that dumb ass white man to put his hand on that child wish it was?me?cause I would’ve call the police I would’ve beat his Mf ads and let my child choke his Mf ass

        • For sure. We “white folks” always get it twisted. Unfortunately, the law of the jungle turns out to be a colossal fail on the streets of Fort Worth. You’ll SHOOT police officers, that is – until you NEED them. Then, you’ll CALL them. Please. Go BACK to the jungle.

    • Yes, this video is edited. You start to see the girl push the officer and then BOOM, cuts right to the officer arresting them. This is the cancer of America right now. Edited videos, people quick to label racism, fake news. Yeah, things could have been handled better by the officer but let’s not ignore the fact that this video has clearly been edited to favor this white on black racism agenda. We also don’t get to hear the other man’s side of the story like this officer did. All we get to see and hear is this edited video and this girl’s foul and ignorant mouth.

      • You’re clearly blind and a liar. The girl went and grabbed her mother with her back to the officer. It baffles me how you can so ignorantly jump to this conclusion that the video was edited. If the video had ended with the when the cop took the mother to the ground, that was enough. You’ve already heard him give zero response and consideration to the fact that a child has been assaulted by an adult man and at the shock and anger of the mother and every other sane, non racist person watching this video, the officer says you should teach your son not to litter. When she still says he’s got no right to choke her son, the officer says “why not”? Nothing needs to be edited. He’s the only one that can gain from the stupidity he’s done already. What they did to the officer? Seriously? Are you out of your mind?

      • Nunya can you give me the time-stamp for the editing that you claim, because I don’t see it? I see the mother, the woman in the white shirt, arguing with the officer just after his comment about arresting her for pissing him off. Then a girl, in a pink top, intercedes between the two at 1:49 or -4:09, depending on the player, and reaches out to the mother with both arms clearly visible and her back turned to the officer. The officer reaches out with his left hand and grabs at the girls left hand. Chaos then insures as he begins to handle her. It is clearly the point of escalation into a physical altercation. At what point does she push the officer? As for the “white on black racism agenda”, which in my opinion is a stupid, fallacious statement, is in fact the agenda of the black community to shed light on the ongoing systematic discrimination that has persisted since colonialism as is evidenced by disproportionate incarceration rates, rates of capital punishment, longer prison sentences for similar crimes as white counterparts, higher unemployment, disparities in education, etc. Or, we can just pretend that racism went away in the 1960’s and everything is just fine. Better yet, let’s gaslight the black community and blame all the racist shit on them.
        This officer is out of line. He should be trained to de-escalate situations like this but instead chose to escalate it. He assumes that the child littered without investigating, and then dismisses the child abuse claim, the actual call and the more severe of the infractions, again without actually doing his job. He insinuates that the mother is not raising her child properly, another escalation. His comment of “why not” is despicable and shows a complete disregard for the rule of law and to the people he is sworn to protect. His comment about arresting the mother for yelling at him indicates to me that he is unaware, or doesn’t care, of the laws protecting free speech or the effects of his comments on the rising tensions. In total, his conduct reflects a thin skin, a lack of objectivity, and an attitude of authoritarianism, conduct unbecoming an officer.

        • Beautifully said and 100% agree. That officer should not only lose his job, that family should be compensated for they’re rights being violated.

      • video was not edited. This was recorded live and uploaded live on facebook and twitter… You cant edit a live upload without disruption to the actual live time viewing.

  2. This policeman should be fired, this was so uncalled for. Why is the mother and daughter still in jail, for trying to seek justices for her 7 years old son. I expected more of this with Trump in office

  3. White guy talked to the police officer then he showed him I got your back with his actions… Rednecks stick together they get good officer killed!!!!!!

  4. Disclosing her arrest records has NOTHING to do with her son being choked! It DOES NOT excuse the behavior of the police or the man taking the law into his own hands. Please don’t deviate from the REAL issue.

    • The is the same thing i say about you meth smoking white child molestors. I hope issis does a number on your trailer park

  5. The only one that should have went to jail was the man the put his hands on that child. That lady should have beat his a** not call the police. And that officer….too bad we have police out there like that. If the lady called the police, the police ALWAYS talk to the person that called 911 first but he didn’t but if that black lady was white I believe this would not have happen that way he needs to be taken off the force. Police take an oath to serve and protect he clearly did not do his job

  6. that cop looks like a racist. this is ridiculous and this cop should be fired for doing this, the whole point is that he does not want the white guy to be wrong, but if the guy was black and the child was white, there would be no questions asked the man would go to jail. Something needs to be done, am I will go to FT Worth and protest as well. These cops are something else and then they want people to just believe that cops are all good people Most of them are racist and I am sorry but it is true, so they automatically pick on the blacks. so sad

    • “that cop looks like a racist” – just wow. I am honestly ashamed to be labeled a human at this point. All you people calling everyone a racist the moment 2 different cultures run into a negative dispute… i hope i’m abducted and end up settling on another planet in some far away galaxy so i never have to be affiliated with the human race ever again. Such vile ignorance. Disgusting… all of you.

    • Damn. For one thing the guy(?) can’t sing worth a crap. That’s horrible. That’s embarrassing alone. Another thing is, do we really want to support Nazi ideology whose forebears our fathers, brothers and uncles fought against in WW II? I think not. One other thing is that the song Kodachrome was written by a Jewish guy. Thought you might want to know that.

  7. There is missing evidence in this video. It jumps from the cop attempting to put the fat lady in handcuffs and some girl pushing him to both women on the ground with the officer on top. What happened during those moments and why is it missing from the video? Did they start fighting the cop? Who knows… this video has been edited in favor of the black family.

    • Hey novell this was a live deed on facebook dumbass so how was it edited? You may not have saw it live as it happened but i did and the video aint edited. Stop trying to make an excuse for this despicable wannabe cop racist ass pussy. I hope he gets exactly what he deserves.

  8. AS USUAL NOTHING WILL HAPPEN TO THE OFFICER AT ALL. DON’T YELL AT COPS. THEY HAVE GUNS AND PRISONS. AND DO NOT BE BLACK.

  9. I usually support the police, but this is ridiculous. The lady called the police because her son was assaulted and the officer asks why the kid littered? The lady recording the video who kept cursing and acting like a fool didn’t help things, but that officer should be fired immediately.

  10. …I would rather read the report than listen to the video of this garbage… a video ‘…OF A VIDEO…’ where the idiot cannot even hold the camera still makes me motion sick… and ofcourse once their potty mouths started going on and on I stopped listening or caring because if you have a case explain it without the potty mouth … they ‘said’ the kid was choked… honestly I have a hard time believing a person would ‘choke’ a 7 year old so DEFINE CHOKED minus grabbing the kid by the collar of the shirt…. but I don’t know I was not there… and honestly the investigation and determination I will leave to IA … for all those people doing the ‘f-the police’ seriously if you hate the police so much move to another country and shoot your mouth off in one of those Dictator Africa countries and see how things go… sheesh …

  11. I wish sumbody wouldve just walkd up, put a pistol 2 this cracker redneck muthafkas head n blew his brains all over fort worths police car n streets.. #Its time 2 deal wit all these racist crackas in a new way!

  12. When the cops finish making up their report it will say that the mother had a gun on her and assaulted the officer who was innocently writing his report.

  13. The officer is 100% responsible for this turning into a sh!t show. His role is to de-escalate the situation in a professional manner which he failed to do miserably. You can’t fix stupid, but in this case stupid should have never been issued a badge and allowed to interact with the public.

  14. It’s outrageous that the kids would attack a cop, and that the mother would mouth off using such profanity. This is what we’re talking about when we mention low-class ghetto trash black folks. Rude, disrespectful, violent, uneducated,profane, and stupid…not a good example for the kids.

  15. This is a perfect example of a retard that thinks because heis a public servant and has a shiny tin badge attached to his uniform ,he thinks he is better than every one else and demands we respect him …….BUT judging from his phoquing behavior we see A0 he fails to recognize an assault when one is brought to his attention and when he questions the mother iby saying so clearly produces enough information to show my shit has a higher IQ then him myself i have no use for dumb phoques like this and a shovel to the head several times would have splved the problem fast its no wonder police get ki8lled 9 times out of 10 it is because of the careless disreard for those they are supposed to serve that causes it lets hope this phoquing pig gets his wings soon he needs them badly

  16. Once again, a police officer attempting to maintain civility and reason, but not being allowed to by loud-mouthed, disrespectful idiots.

  17. Good who wants those Hollywood freaks I hope AMERICA doesn’t support them we want to make America great again So proud of are new president

  18. I don’t see any problem here. Except for the fact that you had a bunch of shrieking violent She-boons on the loose. That’s a very dangerous situation indeed lol.