ECBAWM is proud to represent Jazmine Headley, a 23-year-old Brooklyn woman who was subjected to appalling mistreatment by the New York City Human Resource Administration (HRA) and the New York City Police Department (NYPD) at a Brooklyn HRA office last week and is now speaking out on her own behalf. After taking the day off of work to address a problem with her son’s childcare voucher, and waiting hours to be seen, Ms. Headley sat on the floor next to her son’s stroller. In response, HRA and NYPD officers grabbed her, attacked her, ripped her son out of her arms, arrested her, and separated her from her son for several days. The incident was caught on cellphone videos. All charges were dropped, and both the Mayor and HRA Commissioner ultimately issued public apologies to Ms. Headley. However, in her recent interview with the New York Times, Ms. Headley discussed how this horrific mistreatment is unfortunately all too common for New Yorkers in this situation.
ECBAWM partner Katie Rosenfeld represents Ms. Headley, along with ECBAWM attorney Michele Yankson.