Fort Worth, Texas – The City of Fort Worth has agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by a Fort Worth mother who was arrested during a quarrel with a neighbor nearly six years ago.
The Fort Worth City Council must accept the settlement deal to pay Jacqueline Craig $150,000.
Craig and her teenage daughters were detained by a Fort Worth police officer after they contacted 911 to report that a neighbor had grabbed Craig’s 7-year-old son by the neck.
The 2016 arrest video that went viral on social media sparked protests and marches against police violence.
The charges were dropped against Craig and her daughters. The neighbor was convicted of assault by a jury in Fort Worth, but after paying a fine and serving six months of deferred adjudication, he has no conviction on his record.
The officer was placed on 10-day suspension.
In the years that followed, police and city leaders sought to improve race relations by forming a task force, hiring a director of diversity and inclusion, and promising greater transparency in use-of-force instances.