Michigan officer slices off young mother's hair weave (VIDEO)

WARREN, MI - A police officer in Michigan put a young mother into a restraining chair and hacked off her hair weave.

Investigator Heather Catallo, with Scripps station 7 Action News, has the exclusive video of the 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.

Print this article Back to Top