Arrest Video Sparks Debate Over How Fort Worth Officer Detained Woman, Daughter

Warning: This video contains obscenity throughout.A video that's gone viral in a matter of hours shows a white Fort Worth officer arresting a black woman and her teenage daughter who said they called for help after a white man allegedly choked a child. The nearly six minute video that Porsha Craver posted on Facebook Wednesday shows the incident escalating. It begins with the officer as he talks to the man accused of assaulting the woman's child. The woman, who was later arrested, tells the officer that her 7-year-old son said the man "grabbed him and choked him" for littering and for "defying him" when he told him to pick the paper up. The woman, identified by KDFW-TV (Channel 4) as Jacqueline Craig, said no one has the right to touch her son. The officer responds, "Why don't you teach your son not to litter?" Craig raises her voice and the officer asks why she's yelling. "You don't know what I teach him," she said. "Whatever you teach your kids don't mean they go by your rules when they're not in your sight." Craig said his line of questioning pissed her off. "If you keep yelling at me, you're going to piss me off," the officer said. Channel 4 reports that Craig's daughter, 19-year-old Brea Hymond, gets between the officer and her mother to push her away. The officer takes hold of Hymond's shoulder from behind as someone yells, "Don't grab her! Don't grab her! The officer pulls his Tazer, takes Craig to the ground and arrests her before doing the same to Hymond.  Continue reading...

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