Video Moment when Jacqueline Craig was Arrested
A mother and two family members were arrested Wednesday after confronting a Fort Worth police officer who had been called to investigate the reported assault of a 7-year-old boy, according to a video of the incident.
The mother, Jacqueline Craig, had called police Wednesday afternoon to report that a man had assaulted her son for littering, according to the woman’s relatives. Relatives said that a man in their southwest Fort Worth neighborhood had grabbed the boy by the neck in an attempt to get him to pick up the trash.
After a police officer arrived at the scene in the 7400 block of Rock Garden Trail the situation quickly escalated, with women screaming profanities at the officer, who eventually handcuffed and arrested two women and a 15-year-old girl, believed to be Craig’s daughter.
The video, which was uploaded by Porsha Craver, who said Craig was her aunt, has been viewed more than a million times on Facebook after it was posted on Wednesday evening.
Activists from the Next Generation Action Network were planning a rally on Thursday evening outside the Tarrant County courthouse to protest about the arrest.
Merritt said the police department did not take Craig’s original report of an assault on her seven-year-old son.