Viral Video Arrest Mom To Mayor: ‘I Need Somebody That’s Capable’

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FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – It was a meeting of the mothers.

Jacqueline Craig, the Fort Worth mom who was arrested on video last December, met privately with Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price today and said she was not satisfied by what she called, the mayor’s “lack of action.”

 Craig became known after video of an officer grabbing her and arresting her last December went viral. 

Craig had called police because she said a neighbor had choked her son for littering.  The officer asked Craig why she didn’t teach her son not to litter and things escalated from there.

Craig said she got an apology from the Mayor but Craig said she is not satisfied.

The Mayor would not comment after the meeting.

Craig described Mayor Price as sincere and apologetic.

Craig wants the neighbor she says grabbed her son around the neck charged with a felony.  He’s charged with a misdemeanor.

She also wants the officer who arrested her and her daughter, Officer William Martin, fired.

Craig said Mayor Price told her she does not have the authority to do any of that.

When Craig was asked what she got out of the one-on-one meeting with the mayor, Craig said she got nothing.

“No, not when you’re telling me what you’re not capable of.  I need somebody that’s capable.  I need to speak to capable people,” said Craig.

Craig’s attorney said the mayor admitted in the meeting that she did not think the officer’s punishment was harsh enough but she reiterated she stands behind Chief Joel Fitzgerald’s decision.

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  1. Thomas Renee says:

    I don’t think any apology the COFW or the FWPD makes will satisfy this lady. I’m waiting to see how big of a check her attorney is going to request at the expense of the tax payers. If you sue the city, you’re suing yourself.

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