Friday, January 2, 2015

Cop Fired For Forcefully Cutting Off Restrained Woman’s Hair, Gets Job Back with Back Pay

Despite protest from her own department, an officer has been reinstated, with back pay, after being fired for a torturous act caught on the jail’s surveillance camera.
Warren, MI — Charda Gregory, a 22-year-old hair dresser, woke up in a hotel room that she did not purchase, disoriented, with no idea how she got there.

Gregory says that when she came to in the room and didn’t know anyone, she “flipped out” and was subsequently arrested and charged for trashing the room; charges that would later be dropped.
When Gregory was brought to jail she kicked through a window of the responding officer’s car. She was then pepper sprayed and charged with a felony; another charge that was dropped.
Once inside the jail, Gregory is clearly non-combative and posed no threat to officers. She is seen on video, without handcuffs, calmly talking to officers.

Around the 2:25 mark in the video we see Warren Police Officer Bernadette Najor shove Gregory down into a seat. Four minutes later, several officers grab Gregory and force her into a restraint chair, where Najor carries out her sadistic act of cutting off this restrained woman’s hair.

Many jails remove an inmate’s hair extensions because they could be used as a weapon, but Charda Gregory didn’t have extensions. Her weave was sewn into the braids on her scalp. Najor actually cut the extensions and her hair off of Gregory’s head as she was brutally restrained.

For several minutes we Gregory flailing in agony as Najor forcefully removes her hair weave.

After the incident Najor failed to file the correct paperwork stating that force had been used against Gregory.

Warren Police Deputy Commissioner Louis Galasso, told the Huffington Post, “I read the police report and was stunned at the very bottom line … that stated that this person’s hair was cut off.”