Newly Released Bodycam Footage Shows Fort Worth Mom's Controversial Arrest

Recently released bodycam footage shows the controversial arrest of a black Fort Worth mother and her two daughters by a white police officer.The footage was provided to The Associated Press Thursday from attorneys representing Jacqueline Craig, the mother who called police Dec. 21 to report that her neighbor had choked her 7-year-old son. Officer William Martin later wrested Craig and her 15-year-old daughter to the ground before arresting them. Cell phone video of the incident recorded by one of her daughters was posted in full to YouTube several days after a six-minute version went viral on Facebook, but Fort Worth police have denied media requests to release Martin's bodycam footage.Craig's attorney, Lee Merritt, said in an email to The Associated Press that he had received the video from a trusted anonymous source.Warning: The entire video contains an abundance of profanities and obscenities.  Continue reading...

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