Judge: "Calls it a "horrific scene" that was broadcast all over the United States. That in out of itself gives the court pause when thinking about setting bail. Then again, she has extradition warrant. ORDER: RELEASED WITHOUT ANY BAIL."— Scott Hechinger (@ScottHech) December 11, 2018
"What she has been through. The amount of time she has been in. This is the right thing to do. She is released forthwith."— Scott Hechinger (@ScottHech) December 11, 2018
RELEASED. RELEASED. RELEASED. RELEASED. RELEASED. RELEASED. RELEASED. RELEASED. RELEASED. RELEASED. RELEASED. RELEASED. RELEASED. RELEASED. RELEASED. RELEASED. RELEASED. RELEASED. RELEASED. RELEASED. RELEASED. RELEASED. RELEASED. RELEASED. RELEASED. RELEASED. RELEASED. RELEASED.— Scott Hechinger (@ScottHech) December 11, 2018
Earlier: On Tuesday, Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez declined to prosecute the New York mother who had her baby ripped out of her hands by officers in a video that has gone viral, dropping all charges. Gonzalez released a statement noting, that he was “horrified by the violence depicted in the video.” “It is clear to me that this incident should have been handled differently,” Gonzalez wrote. “Continuing to pursue this case will not serve any purpose and I therefore moved today to dismiss it immediately in the interest of justice,” he added. “Discretion is the better part of valor and we must be thoughtful and compassionate in evaluating the merit of our cases.” But although Headley won’t face any charges in New York, it is still not clear when she will be released as she is being still jailed based on a warrant out of New Jersey after she did not show up to court last year for a hearing on 2016 credit card fraud charges, NJ.com notes. According to the report, the district attorney’s office said that it was working with authorities in Mercer County to see whether Headley will be released or extradited on the warrant. Meanwhile, New Jersey court officials have said that state courts have not yet been told that she is in custody. Since the judge who issued the warrant has not been notified of Headley’s status, he has not yet been tapped to make a decision on whether to release the young mother and give her a new court date in New Jersey or if to have her held pending extradition. Her aunt, Adele Headley, does not think the charges from New Jersey are based in truth as she said Jazmine Headley has never lived in New Jersey. NJ.com reports:
Updates:— Scott Hechinger (@ScottHech) December 11, 2018
Our social worker is w/ her on Rikers.
Another social worker is with her mom & child.
Child is on way to hospital again. He’ll be okay but lingering bruising.
She needs to be in Mercer County, NJ tomorrow morning.
We’re calling on Mercer DA to dismiss immediately.
According to court records and the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office, Headley was arrested July 23, 2016, during an investigation into the use of counterfeit credit cards.
Headley was indicted with co-defendants Chauncey Sims and Elijah K. Simmons in 2017 on two counts of third-degree credit card theft and one count of fourth-degree trafficking in personal identifying information.
The indictments accuse the three of making as many as 12 counterfeit credit cards “embossed with numbers different than those encoded on their magnetic strips and bearing various different names.” One indictment also said they made or possessed a driver’s license in the name of another woman with the intent to commit fraud. As Headley’s situation is pending, her family is taking care of her 18-month-old son. “They almost broke my nephew’s arm,” Adele Headley said of the cops. “He has a knot on his back and has to go back to the hospital,” in order to get it looked at.