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Fort Worth, TX — A video posted to Facebook Wednesday evening has quickly gone viral showing a Fort Worth cop involved in a violent arrest of a mother and her two teen daughters.

The incident began when Jacqueline Craig called police alleging that her neighbor assaulted her 7-year-old son. Craig told police that the neighbor claimed he saw the 7-year-old throw a piece of trash on the ground and when her son refused to pick it up, the adult male began choking him.

Yes, it is wrong to litter. However, choking someone else’s child over littering is most certainly not a just response. However, the cop could not have cared less about the assault as the first question out of his mouth is, “Why don’t you teach your son not to litter?”

“It doesn’t matter if he did or didn’t. It doesn’t give him the right to put his hands on him,” explained Craig.

“Why not?” callously replies the cop.

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At this point, after the officer implies that an adult assaulting a child is perfectly fine if litter is involved, the argument begins to escalate.

The officer then says, “if you keep yelling at me you’re going to piss me off and I’m going to take you to jail.”

As her daughter attempts to calm down the situation, all hell breaks loose, and the officer makes good on his threat.

The video then cuts to Craig laying on the ground with the officer kneeling on her back. He has his taser out and points it at a small child and then at Craig’s daughter.

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The officer then handcuffs Craig and her 19-year-old. The cop then turns his attention to the person filming. He knocks the camera out of her hand and tells her, “you’re going to jail too!”

Craig was arrested on charges of resisting arrest and failure to identify, according to court records. Brea Hymond, Craig’s 19-year-old daughter, was charged with resisting arrest and interfering with public duties.

There are no records of the man who assaulted Craig’s 7-year-old son being arrested.

On Thursday afternoon, Craig and her daughter were finally released.

In a statement, Fort Worth police acknowledged the incident and noted that the officer involved has been placed on restricted duty pending the outcome of the investigation.

“The investigators worked throughout the night and into the morning interviewing witnesses and reviewing video evidence; including video from a body worn camera that was active during the incident,” FWPD wrote.

“Since this is an internal investigation, state law limits the information that may be released, including the officer’s body cam footage,” FWPD says.

The department adds that it “enjoys a close and cooperative relationship” with citizens built on “transparency, mutual trust and respect,” and that it expects officers to treat citizens the same.

“We ask that our investigators are given the time and opportunity to thoroughly 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.”

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Instead of helping a woman who called police for assistance in stopping a man who had attacked her small child, Fort Worth Police assaulted her. This family needed help and got brutality instead.

This is the reason there is a growing mistrust of police in America.

UPDATE: All charges have been dropped after body cam footage from the cop was leaked to media this week. Now, instead of the family facing charges, the officer has been suspended for 10 days without pay and the man was issued a citation for Assault by Contact for touching the child.

Below is the leaked body cam footage.

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Matt Agorist is an honorably discharged veteran of the USMC and former intelligence operator directly tasked by the NSA. This prior experience gives him unique insight into the world of government corruption and the American police state. Agorist has been an independent journalist for over a decade and has been featured on mainstream networks around the world. Agorist is also the Editor at Large at the Free Thought Project. Follow @MattAgorist on Twitter, Steemit, and now on Facebook.
  • Lett Lett

    Can be startling? He’s a trained crime fighter…how is a teenage girl in work out gear trying to calm her mother down startling to a trained professional….GTFOH

  • Charms434

    Stay classy. To bad your dad wasn’t around. Maybe you wouldn’t behave like such a sleaze. And honestly if you are over 18. Your just making yourself look like a punk. (Prison punk)

    • Funkasaurasrex

      My dad was around. Its too bad your mom didn’t know who your dad was. You might have learned to not start something you cannot finish, son.

  • Charms434

    If you’ve never had your ass whooped you’ve been picking easy fights. Cuz their is always one person who will take a bat to your head.
    Fake just oozes off you.

    • Funkasaurasrex

      You talk a good fight. Count your blessings you are not in a position to act on your opinion.

      • Charms434

        I am though. This is linked tommy google account with my name and location.
        When you pull my name go on boxing Rex and look me up hero.

        • Funkasaurasrex

          On my way

    • Vinny Paul Petro

      I’ve never been whooped by anyone but my dad. Everybody else thought they were something besides a patient before. I’ll meet that mfer one day till then I’ll keep dreaming bout it. Fucking tool shed just stfu with your ego shit already

      • Gary Millsapp

        Youre pussy. Plain and simple all talk. I know it when I see it.

      • Charms434

        U decided to post that never lost tonight guy shit 50 days later?!? …man. Is life that boring? Go get laid or something.

  • jackswhite

    That’s funny most of the great minds in history had bad grammar? What’s your point again?

  • jackswhite

    Bla bla bla monkey throws his own shit in anger

  • jackswhite

    I waited to respond I figured your mouth would have gotten you shot dead by your own people I’m right?

  • Red Ned

    Well said Mr. Mylott, I would’ve put my foot up his ass wouldn’t need the police he might when he wake up. I can say its sad that things like this is happening a little to offer and people are being hurt bye the people that’s SUPPOSE to protect and serve everyone are the one’s that’s. Harming our American citizens and they’re not being held accountable for their actions so others are doing it around the world and everyones watching and the people are divided. I’m not saying all police shooting are murders because there are a lot of men and women that put their lives on the line to protect all of us, I don’t celebrate when a cop gets murded and I Pray for all Police Officer’s that take their oath seriously. Not everyone that pastes the Police Academy should be Police Officer, it’s like a child molester that take a course and past with high marks and they put him in a month long camp to watch the kids just him now what do you think is he gonna try it again are does his 2 week class stop him. Hell No soon as lights out that bastard will turn into satan

  • Deborah Uknowitifuknowme

    only way the ft worth pd deserves trust from the community again, is when this cop is fired. And charged as well.

  • Peedi Krack

    Why wasn’t he fired two weeks off work really smh

  • Marcus Zob Jones

    10 days?

  • FaintCryofFreedom

    Mouthing off is not grounds for being arrested. This cop abused his authority, did not handle this situation like he had any sense whatsoever. He just didn’t like a woman -and an African American citizen at that- mouthing off to him. He wasn’t intent on doing his job, just abusing another female citizen.

  • FaintCryofFreedom

    Um, you’re guilty of seeing something that’s not there. This woman’s daughter jumped in between her mother & the cop just as the cop uttered what his TRUE intentions were ->he wasn’t going to listen to her complaint OR do anything about it. The cop wasn’t going to do a damn thing to de-escalate this situation, nor to reconcile what that man did to her 7-yr old boy. You’re siding with a man who abused his authority AND tazered a woman who didn’t deserve it.

  • FaintCryofFreedom

    What’s wrong with you, Sylar? What kind of a name is that? How disrespectful do you have to be to make fun of another person’s name? Just because Sarai Maya is sticking up for the cop (who was in the wrong, no doubt about it) doesn’t mean you need to regress to a 10-yr old & make fun of her name. Grow up.

  • FaintCryofFreedom

    She moved between her mother & the cop when it was clear -from what the cop said- that he wasn’t going to do anything to resolve the situation. That in fact, he was going to treat the complaining mother like SHE was the criminal here. The cop was in the wrong. You need to view the video again until you see it in its proper context.

  • A H

    So why didn’t he take her down and cuff her first if she was the threat?

  • donmotobike

    if that was your daughter – its alright to have stranger touch her? racist cop no help….should be fired.

  • JIMSTRUIK

    File a FOIA! This includes THE FBI!! PSYCHOTIC AND ARROGANT COPS!!
    A lot of cops have records!!
    SUE THE COPS AND WHO PAYS? TAXPAYERS!! COPS ARE ARROGANT AND PSYCHOTIC! COPS SHOULD BE ASHAMED FOR WEARING A PATCH THAT SAYS “POLICE” OR “PROTECT AND SERVE” ON IT!! TAKE GUNS AWAY FROM COPS!!

    WHY OUR FOUNDING FATHER SET UP CONSTITUTION AND THE BILL OF RIGHTS THE WAY THEY DID! THE REASON GOVERNMENT IS THE WAY THEY ARE IS BECAUSE… THEY ARE NOT YOUR FRIEND!
    1ST FIRST AMENDMENT THE RIGHT OF FREEDOM OF RELIGION AND THE RIGHT OF FREE SPEECH BECAUSE… GOVERNMENT IS NOT YOUR FRIEND!
    2ND AMENDMENT THE RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS BECAUSE…
    GOVERNMENT IS NOT YOUR FRIEND!
    3RD AMENDMENT THAT THEY CANNOT PUT TROOPS IN YOUR HOME BECAUSE…
    GOVERNMENT IS NOT YOUR FRIEND!
    4TH AMENDMENT STATES THEY CANNOT SEARCH YOU WITHOUT A WARRANT BECAUSE…
    GOVERNMENT IS NOT YOUR FRIEND!
    5TH AMENDMENT STATES YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT BECAUSE…
    GOVERNMENT IS NOT YOUR FRIEND!
    THE CONSTITUTION DOES NOT SAY ANYTHING ABOUT “ANYTHING YOU SAY CAN BE USED AGAINST YOU” BECAUSE THE GOVERNMENT SAID THAT BECAUSE… GOVERNMENT IS NOT YOUR FRIEND!
    ITS ABOUT GOVERNMENT AND POLICE MAKING FALSE ACCUSATIONS UNTIL THEY GET THEIR WAY!

    SIGNS OF A POLICE STATE!!
    NO-KNOCK RAIDS
    GUN CONTROL
    CHECK POINTS
    ILLEGAL SEARCHES
    DOMESTIC SPYING
    POLICE KILLINGS
    PROPERTY SEIZURE
    MILITARISM
    VICTIMLESS CRIMES

    TAKE GUNS AWAY FROM COPS!!!! MOST OF THE COPS ARE NOW MILITARY! THATS WHY MOST OF THEM DONT HAVE EMPATHY FOR PEOPLE, BECAUSE THEY HAVE A MINDSET INSTILLED IN THEM BY THE MILITARY! REMEMBER SOME OF THEM KILLED CIVILIANS AND THEY DIDNT HAVE ANY HUMANITY OR EMPATHY BECAUSE OF IT! (($100,000 a year plus overtime for cops! $100,000 a SQUAD? “”to protect and serve??”” BULLSHIT!!)) THE COMMUNITIES FIRE AND POLICE HAVE TO GIVE YOU ACCESS TO POLICE FILES IF YOU FILE A FOIA TO GAIN ACCESS TO THEM (INCLUDING AIRPORT SECURITY, BORDER PATROL AGENTS, JUVENILE DETENTION OFFICERS, THE PROBATION OFFICERS, AND THE DHS)–EVERY ONE OF THEM! AND CHECK IF THEY HAVE ANY BLEMISHES ON THEIR RECORD–AND ONCE YOU HAVE THAT THEN SEARCH ON THE CIRCUIT COURT ACCESS TO SEE IF THERE IS A CRIMINAL FILE ON THEM–BECAUSE SOME DO–THEN FILE A COMPLAINT WITH THE POLICE OR SHERIFF DEPARTMENTS AND ASK WHY THEY HAVE SOMEONE ON YOUR LAW ENFORCEMENT OR FIRE DEPARTMENT THAT IS QUESTIONABLE!! AND MOST OF THE COPS ARENT EVEN FROM THE COMMUNITY! THE LAW WILL ALWAYS PROTECT THEIR OWN, INCLUDING THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY, SHERIFF, OR POLICE CHIEF! AND IF THEY ARE DOING SOMETHING ILLEGAL, THEY ARE PUT ON “”ADMINISTRATION”” LEAVE, WHICH IS “”PAID LEAVE””

    THEY INVESTIGATE THEMSELVES!
    WHICH is WHY WE NEED CITIZENS WATCHDOG GROUPS! IT DOESNT MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE WHAT RACE YOU ARE!
    THE GOVERNMENT DOESNT KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH ALL THESE MILITARY VETERANS SO THEY GIVE THEM JOBS WITH POLICE, DHS, TSA, THEN THEY CAN SAY UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IS DOWN! UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IS STILL UNREAL FOR THE COMMON MAN!
    COPS MAKE $100,000 A YEAR AND A LOT MORE WITH OVERTIME!
    POLICE CARS AT $100,000 A PIECE??
    ITS ABOUT TIME WE GET RID OF SOME OF THESE COPS!!!!!
    ITS CAUSING MORE PROBLEMS AND COSTING THE PUBLIC A LOT OF MONEY ON THE DOLE!! IF YOU SUE THEM GUESS WHO PAYS? YOU DO! THEY DONT CARE AND THE LAW ENFORCEMENT WILL PROTECT THEM–THE BLUE LINE!! The same old “put their lives on the line” Horse shit! if someone is too fucking scared that they think a gun is a solution then they have NO BUSINESS BEING A COP, PERIOD! Don’t tell me about putting your life on the line every day I don’t want to hear it. If you dont want that kind of job quit and find something you are more suited for!!

  • JIMSTRUIK

    THATS THE PROBLEM WHEN COPS ANSWER THE CALL–HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN FIRED – NOT SUSPENDED!

  • Joe Clark

    The MAJORITY of cops would not have stopped him either. They would have either stood by or assisted him. They don’t get off the hook just because they would not “personally” do the dirt themselves.

  • tyff

    Ur an idiot

  • Franky Wray

    Fuck off you dumb bastard …are you for real ?

  • Lamont Williams

    You’re is a contraction for you are and is perfectly correct, grammatically, to use. He was correct in his summation of jackswhite’s poor English skills, or the lack there of.

  • Victor Hull Sr.

    you fucked in the head just like that punk ass police

  • Brooke Mua Brooke

    curious where your pointy white hat is? I cant see it? you should update your picture 🙂

  • Brooke Mua Brooke

    david it looks like sarai misspelled her last name again ugh! its hunnicuntt…. darn typos LOL

  • Willie E. Drayton

    She was not being an idiot. She was being a mother who’s son had just been assaulted. If you cannot identify with her, you either have no children or someone who you love and protect or you are, simply, a racist bigot who believes that whatever abuse a black person receives is justified. You decide.

  • Willie E. Drayton

    All I can say is “Texas”….

  • Vinny Paul Petro

    It ain’t against the law to speak your mind. It’s against the law to disturb the peace while doing it. Go read the first amendment a few times. Not saying the officer was right but fr there was no reason for the lady to start screaming. It was never proved that the son was choked. The guy was only written a citation for assault by contact. That was thrown out in court btw ????

    • Gary Millsapp

      Let me choke your inbred as child

    • Krista Coleman

      Wow, what an idiot.

    • Roy Lee Adams

      It’s stupid people like you is why the police get a way with so many murders. I’m a retired police officer and this officer should have been fired the minute he asked why country this fool choke her son. That was unbecoming of his duties. The officer in this case should have been arrested for assault. It’s not against the law to talk back to a police officer. That right there is the problem it seems to white officers have a problem when black person question their authority.You

    • justamom003

      That was not screaming. The cop obviously is very sensitive to feedback. And he is an asshole. He knew what he was doing.

  • Vinny Paul Petro

    No but the first amendment doesn’t protect you from yelling at a level that can be considered disturbing the peace. Again someone who truly doesn’t know shit.

  • johndavis1

    Just another bigoted ass cop with a tiny dick throwing his weight around! He is unfit to be a trash collector!

  • Dawn

    A 10-day suspension is not good enough. This “officer” needs to be fired. He put a gun in a woman’s back for no reason and is unfit to serve and protect. I hope she sues the pants off of the police department and the knuckle-dragging police “officer” personally. He’s a lunatic.

  • Gary Millsapp

    Thank you MYLOTT I feel exactly the same way 100% choke my child and I am definitely going to be incarcerated. He should have been arrested for assault. Both of those fuckers

  • Gary Millsapp

    Eat a dick mfkr

  • Gary Millsapp

    You are a fucking troll. Most likely a quadriplegic or fat ass loner whos only thrill is being a troll online. “I will kick your ass” is a promise you Inbred Uric.

  • Jamie Hall

    You sure do have a warped interpretation of respect then. How much respect is there in a cop telling this family so what when a grown man tried to choke out a small child? And as for the jumped at him that you’re referring to, the girl’s back was to him, trying to tell her mother they’d find another way to bring him into account, when he somehow felt so threatened by her that he had no choice but to arrest her. And then of course he had to arrest the mother too for the sake of appearances. It’s a wonder he didn’t arrest the little boy too, claiming he was a conspirator or something.

  • Krista Coleman

    Another idiot

  • Krista Coleman

    Too many idiots on here including you

  • mundy

    yo you forgot to mention the grown man CHOKING A 7 YR OLD. what planet do you live on? Or are you really just that racist that a white guy choking a seven yr old is fine but a black mother expressing distress over a cop belittling her after a kid was assaulted is the most fucked up thing you could possibly imagine? You’re honestly fucking gross dude.

  • Ngariwa Aba Stanley

    this is no police assault and the officer did no wrong, dont give me or play that ‘race card’ thing;
    This is a dysfunctional, disrespectful, arrogant, public nuisance, problematic black community who just sits at home eating lots of cheap donuts, getting high on pot and crack, drinking coke and getting fat and fucked by their fellow school dropouts n thugs whom together spent their whole day watching tv and playing video games and talk thrash with no respect for the law and no support for the development that’s coming into their community. throw them all in jail they are better off there. They should go and continue singing Bob marley’s equal rights song in there.

  • Dean H

    You’re a piece of shit Jag, I can only hope someday someone chokes your or your wife or your kid and you call the cops, and when they show up they are more concerned with why you littered than the fact someone put their hands on you…. Racist ass mf. Hope they fire this cops ass before he ends up killing someone on some trumped up bull shit.

  • Dean H

    total bullshit, you pretend to see but video’s do NOT lie, that’s why they released everyone he arrested without charges, suspended him.

  • TriLamJae

    How would we know? They never say anything about the ones that are corrupt, and they never arrest the corrupt officers. If you say nothing when you know something is wrong, you are equally complicit.

  • George Khoury

    The boy was wrong for littering, the man was wrong for laying hands on the boy, and the cop was wrong for using that much force. Everyone should be reprimanded.

  • Tony Iocca

    I agree with the Officers actions. The Mother’s description of her problem provided “Admission” to Littering while she alleges assault has been committed on her 7yo son. She continues to implicate her son for littering as she defines alleged assault is worse than littering. There is no proof of any assault the child has NOT been hospitalized.

    Because she is the legal guardian responsible for her son’s actions, asking her “why don’t you teach your son not to litter” is a valid question. The Officer sorted out the situation in a very timely manner as arguing would not prove anything productive.

    The Mothers reply to a valid question becomes “Belligerent” as she expected the Peace Officer to swallow her fabricated assault claim hook, line, and sinker. That clues the Officer to the root of the problem of what can be described as a dysfunctional family with “disciplinary issues.” This so-called “Mother” (and many others) fail to understand when and how to discipline their children.

    The Daughter jumping in between is also questionable. None of those members of that dysfunctional family demonstrated the ability to cooperate. As the Officer takes them into custody they make verbal threats as if recording the situation will vindicate them. Calling an Officer of the Law a “Bitch” only hinders their situation. Those of you that are seething for retribution on that Officer are a disappointment…

  • Tony Iocca

    I agree with the Officers actions. The Mother’s description of her problem provided “Admission” to Littering while she alleges assault has been committed on her 7yo son. She continues to implicate her son for littering as she defines alleged assault is worse than littering. There is no proof of any assault the child has NOT been hospitalized.
    Because she is the legal guardian responsible for her son’s actions, asking her “why don’t you teach your son not to litter” is a valid question. The Officer sorted out the situation in a very timely manner as arguing would not prove anything productive.
    The Mothers reply to a valid question becomes “Belligerent” as she expected the Peace Officer to swallow her fabricated assault claim hook, line, and sinker. That clues the Officer to the root of the problem of what can be described as a dysfunctional family with “disciplinary issues.” This so-called “Mother” (and many others) fail to understand when and how to discipline their children.
    The Daughter jumping in between is also questionable. None of those members of that dysfunctional family demonstrated the ability to cooperate. As the Officer takes them into custody they make verbal threats as if recording the situation will vindicate them. Calling an Officer of the Law a “Bitch” only hinders their situation. Those of you that are seething for retribution on that Officer are a disappointment…

    • ellis

      Question: when you lick a boot, do you prefer to start at the heel and move toward the toe, or is it better to just run your tongue around the perimeter the sole?
      Asking for a friend.

      • Tony Iocca

        Please allow me, and this is not a guess. Your expectations are disappointing because you are a disappointment.

  • luis martinez

    From a retired cop/chief of police; this cop is an embarrassment, a poorly trained bully who should never wear a badge. Poor training and poor supervision. Ft. Worth chief, you have problems.

  • Свинособака

    Cops are bastards all over the the world

  • Rose Blankenship

    Um….prove that he choked the child, he say she say smdh

  • Rose Blankenship

    I agree. She put her hands on the officer and the officer showed great restraint and where is the proof that the child was choked…I am sure the authority checked on the child…..smfh

  • Jen Garza Dunn

    you must be related to the idiot police officer…..

  • Jen Garza Dunn

    Troll…..that is why he don’t have a picture bc he can say stupid shit but scared to show his face

  • MJ71

    The Cop was so wrong.
    No Chargers! WTF.

  • Honatán Mijares Monasterios

    you clearly are a retarded person… you should go and jump against a wall to see if your brain start functioning correctly.

  • alvinb4th

    In January he, officer WILLIAM A. MARTIN, received a 10 day suspension without pay.

    The people that were severely punished were those that “leaked” the video:

    10 day suspension for officer Martin, without pay.

    The harshest punishment was for those who leaked the video.

    Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald demoted the two men — Assistant Chief Abdul Pridgen and Deputy Chief Vance Keyes — to the rank of captain at meetings Friday that were referred to as “disciplinary hearings.” Keyes will be suspended three days, and Fitzgerald is recommending that Pridgen be demoted further, to sergeant.

    “Officer Martin was contrite. He’s ready to get back to work. He is very sorry for what has transpired,” Fitzgerald said. [contrition after being caught].

    Fitzgerald said the investigation showed “There were violations… neglect of duty would be one violation, discourtesy, we felt like there was some inappropriate contact that he had with two of the females,” according to CNN affiliate KTVT.

    Fitzgerald said the case against the officer will be presented to the grand jury

  • mr.groove

    This is ridiculous: This criminal with a badge gets 10 days without pay? Anyone who did the same thing he did would arrested for assault! He committed a crime and should pay accordingly!

  • justamom003

    I agree. NO ONE has a right to put their hands on any child. This cop should be fired and not allowed to work with with the public any longer. He also needs to seek therapy as he intentionally had a desire to cause problems just so he could attack another human being and claim he had the right to do so.