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Mom who had child ripped from arms resolves charges in NJ

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TRENTON -

A Brooklyn mother who was separated from her toddler by the NYPD in an encounter that went viral has resolved her legal troubles in New Jersey.

Jazmine Headley appeared in a Trenton courtroom Wednesday to face charges of credit card fraud. The 23-year-old will pay a series of fines and must perform 20 hours of community service as part of a pretrial intervention program.

Headley was released from a New York jail on Tuesday night after charges stemming from the incident at a benefits office were dropped. Officers responding to a call about a dispute with a guard yanked Headley's 18-month-old son from her arms.

Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez said he was "horrified by the violence depicted" in a bystander's video.

The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.

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