Headley was being held at New York City’s Rikers Island jail facility on a warrant issued in a New Jersey credit card fraud case. She’s due to appear in court Wednesday on that matter.
Headley was arrested in Brooklyn after a dispute with a guard in a crowded waiting room. Video showing officers yanking Headley’s 18-month-old son from her arms sparked criticism of the police response.
Gonzalez said he was “horrified by the violence depicted in the video.”
Brooklyn’s district attorney has dismissed all charges against a mother who was violently separated from her toddler son by police in a videotaped encounter at a city social services office.
Jazmine Headley has been in jail since Friday, when she was arrested after a dispute with a guard in a crowded waiting room.