Internal affairs investigators for the Fort Worth Police Department are now reviewing a 29-minute video that reveals more of what happened before, during and after the arrests of a Texas mother and her daughters, the Dallas Morning News reports.
Jacqueline Craig, her daughter, Brea Hymond, and another daughter, who is a juvenile, were arrested on December 22 by an unnamed Fort Worth officer after Craig called 911 to report that a neighbor had assaulted her young son for littering.
The video, showing the officer questioning why Craig didn’t teach her son to litter, before he violently arrested Craig and her daughters, went viral. The clip of the full video was recorded on a cell phone by a family member and posted to Facebook. It has been viewed more tahn 3 million times.
The full video shows 10 minutes before the officer arrived and an additional 10 minutes of the arrests.
You can watch the full video below:
Body camera footage from the incident can be watched here:
The officer, who has not been named, has been placed on modified duty while the incident is investigated.
“I was disappointed with the video,” Fort Worth Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald said at a news conference Friday. “I was disappointed with some of the things I’ve heard and saw. We have been very, very forward and honest about the way we handle things here, and this is not the way we do things.”
Lee Merritt, the attorney representing Craig and her daughters, has said the family wants charges against the family dropped, and wants the officer to be fired and prosecuted. They also want the man Craig says assaulted her son arrested.
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