A police officer in Michigan put a young mother into a restraining chair and hacked off her hair weave.
Video shows an 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.