I’m still disturbed by the incident that occurred on Nov. 13, 2013. Charda Gregory, a black hairdresser in Detroit had her sew-in weave cut and ripped from her scalp during a police arrest by policewoman Warren Police Officer Bernadette Najor while the other officers strapped her to a chair and watched. The video of the incident went viral and Najor has since been terminated and arrested while the other officers are currently under investigation for their actions (or lack thereof) during the confrontation.
It started with Ms. Gregory being arrested for being combative in a local motel, but by the time she was in the police station she was calm. Although she was visibly intoxicated or under the influence of something, she did not resist any of the officers while in custody. After being pushed by white female officer, Bernadette Najor—a 10-year police veteran, her fellow officer dragged Ms. Gregory to the restraining chair and Najor forcibly cut and ripped the weave out of Ms. Gregory’s hair. It was all caught on a non-audio tape and Ms. Gregory is clearly in agony from the assault.
You can read the rest of my post over at Naturallycurly.com:
Police Cuts Detained Woman’s Hair
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I do remember seeing this when it first started circling and thought wow? What she did was totally out of the blue and uncalled for. I feel that this is something this officer has done many times before, because she got that weave off quicker than I've seen pro's take off a sew in weave. Definitely a racist act and it resembled a hate crime to me. I'm glad that was caught on tape and she should not be allowed to work in law enforcement ever again.
I agree and she was reprimanded before for being untruthful. It pains me to see many claim this wasn't racist but as long as we have persons outside of our race calling racist acts something else we will continue to see these type of hate crimes continue. So many folks feel racism does not exist because they don't think they are racist or they don't see it but it's just more subtle but very present. Thanks for sharing.
Yes, this is 100% racist and Ima go to church with ya'll and say it's straight up evil. Not that the oppressors were consciously aware of it but the devil definitely jumped into those people to commit such a heinous act.
THIS WAS TOTALLY UNCALLED FOR. THIS IS SO WRONG!!!