City to pay $625K to mother whose toddler was ripped away by police

BOERUM HILL, Brooklyn (WABC) -- New York City will pay $625,000 to resolve a lawsuit filed by the mother caught in a tug of war when police officers yanked her toddler from her arms.

The controversial incident happened last December at a benefits office in Brooklyn.

Jazmine Headley sued the city in August, alleging trauma and humiliation and seeking unspecified damages.

In February, the City Council offered her a public apology.

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