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Lawsuit settled over violent arrest of Black mother in Texas

The city of Fort Worth, Texas agreed to settle a lawsuit after Jacqueline Craig was violently arrested by an officer in 2016. (Source: Screenshot - WFAA/YouTube)
The city of Fort Worth, Texas agreed to settle a lawsuit after Jacqueline Craig was violently arrested by an officer in 2016. (Source: Screenshot – WFAA/YouTube)

A civil rights lawsuit was reportedly settled last week stemming from a violent arrest of a Black mother in Texas that was caught in video.

The city of Fort Worth agreed to a $150,000 settlement after Jacqueline Craig was tackled to the ground by an officer during an arrest in 2016, reported NBC DFW.

Police had responded to a call after Craig’s neighbor allegedly choked her son. The neighbor told an officer that Craig’s son littered.

The officer involved in the incident reportedly told Craig to teach her son not to litter, to which she responded to the officer that choking her son was not appropriate and that there was no proof her son had littered.

The situation escalated with the officer threatening to jail Craig, whom he tackled to the ground as he tried to arrest her.

The charges against Craig were later dropped and the officer was suspended for 10 days.

A city spokesperson said with the settlement the city admitted no fault.

The City Council will still have to approve the settlement.

More about the settlement and arrest can be found here.

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