FROM DETROIT’S CHANNEL FOUR: CLICK ON DETROIT
January 31, 2013
WARREN, Mich. – A Warren police officer has been fired after a confrontation with a woman which led to the officer cutting the woman’s hair.
Charda Gregory, of Detroit, was arrested for allegedly damaging a motel room and then damaging a police car.
Police video shows officer Bernadette Najor cutting Gregory’s hair weave while Gregory is restrained in a chair. She reportedly did it to reduce the risk of suicide.
Charges against Gregory were dismissed. Officer Najor was suspended and then fired.
(VOD: Only the one officer was fired, but the others are clearly complicit as shown on the video. They should all be charged with assault and with a hate crime. This abominable action was clearly motivated by racial animosity towards a Black woman and her hair style of choice. The importance of hair grooming in African-American culture has been well-documented.)