A Texas cop lost his head after the woman who called him for help told him her neighbor did not have the right to grab and choke her seven-year-old son.
Even if the kid did litter as the man claimed.
“Why not?” responded the Fort Worth cop who has yet to be identified.
The video from the ordeal had over 200,000 views on Facebook before Craig and her daughter were even released from jail. They have already spoken with police about the incident with their attorney, Lee Merritt, present.
In the video, the cop walks over to Craig after speaking with the neighbor, presumably about what happened.
“What’s going on with you?” the cop condescendingly asks.
“My daughter and son came home saying that this man grabbed him and choked him,” Craig explains to him, but he already appears disgruntled.
“I came around here and asked him. I said, ‘Why did you put your hands on my son?’ he said, ‘Oh, he threw some paper and I told him to pick it up.’ He said he defied him and that’s why he did it…you don’t have the right to choke somebody’s son. My son is seven-years-old, you don’t have the right to grab him and choke him.”
“Why don’t you teach our son not to litter?”
“He can prove to me that he did or didn’t, but it doesn’t matter,” Craig responds. “That doesn’t give him the right to put his hands on him.”
Yelling ensues .
Craig proceeds to tell the cop she’s “pissed off” for how he’s handling the dispute.
“If you keep yelling at me,” the cop warns. “You’re going to piss me off and I’m going to take you to jail.”
That’s when Craig’s daughter, Brea Hymond, attempts to get between her mother and the discontented cop, but to no avail.
The cop swings Hymond out of the way and jumps on Craig, taking her down with a knee pressed in her back and a taser against her neck while cuffing her.
At one point as he is pinning Craig down, he points his taser at Hymond.
After cuffing Craig, the officer rushes to arrest Hymond as well.
The video ends with Craig and Hymond being arrested and the camera taken from the person who recorded it, Porsha Craver, a Fort Worth resident who is related to Craig.
She explains why she posted the video to her Facebook page.
“When they called Fort Worth Police, this is what we got. These motherfucking racist ass officers who clearly are not here for us,” Craver commented about the what she saw in the video. Racist bitches. We want everybody to see this shit; how Fort Worth Police Department is here to treat people, and what these racist ass police did. He deserves to lose his job and this is our goal.”
UPDATE: The second video below is the full original video from the incident, not just a video from a video showing only part of the incident, which is what the first video shows.
UPDATE II: The Fort Worth cop in this video, identified as William Martin, has been placed on a ten-day unpaid suspension.