TRENTON, N.J. — A mother who was violently separated from her toddler by New York police in a widely viewed videotaped encounter has agreed do community service to resolve her New Jersey legal case.
Judge Peter Warshaw said Headley will have to pay back about $1,000. Her agreement also includes 20 hours of community service.
Headley was released from a New York jail on Tuesday night after charges stemming from the incident at a benefits office were dropped. Officers responding to a call about a dispute with a guard yanked Headley's 18-month-old son from her arms.
Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez said he was "horrified by the violence depicted" in a bystander's video.