NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A Brooklyn mother whose arrest sparked outrage appeared in a New Jersey courtroom Wednesday in a separate case.
Jazmine Headley, 23, was released from Rikers Island and reunited with her 1-year-old son, Damone, late Tuesday night.READ MORE: Watch Live Now: Mayor Adams, Sen. Gillibrand Discuss Maternal Health In Brooklyn
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She had been in jail since her controversial arrest last Friday at the SNAP center in Boerum Hill.READ MORE: New Yorkers Urged To Wrap Up Holiday Weekend Travel Before Sunday Evening Storm
“I’m just happy to be free and I just need to see my boy,” Headley said Tuesday.
“This never should’ve happened,” said her mother, Jacquelin Jenkins. “Devastating, just devastating. The images continue in your head.”
After the arrest, Headley was held on a warrant from an unrelated credit card fraud case in New Jersey. On Wednesday she was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine and complete some community service in that case.
The Brooklyn district attorney has dropped all charges against Headley, and the city’s Human Resources Administration commissioner apologized for the incident.MORE NEWS: Bronx High-Rise Victims Remembered With Funeral Sunday, Officials Pledge To Keep Up Support For Survivors
Headley’s mother told CBS2 the family is considering filing a lawsuit against the city.