WARREN, Mich. (WXYZ) – A Warren police officer put a young mother who was under arrest into a restraining chair and hacks off her weave.
7 Action News Investigator Heather Catallo has the exclusive video of the officer shoving Charda Gregory, restraining her, and then using scissors to cut out the artificial hair that was sewn into a braid on Gregory’s scalp.
“I was confused. I didn’t know what happened and what was going on,” said Gregory.
Warren police officials say they do ask prisoners to remove clipped-in long hair extensions, so they can’t be used as a weapon or to commit suicide. But a weave is different, and Police Commissioner Jere Green says what Officer Bernadette Najor did was not a proper use of force.
“There’s a real simple thing: it’s called right and wrong. And to me this is something that I won’t tolerate, I don’t think the citizens of Warren will tolerate it,” said Green.
Tonight on Action News at 6, the 7 Investigators will have more about how this happened, and you’ll hear more about the police officer who wielded the scissors.
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