Jazmine Headley Thanks Everyone for Support After Being Released From Jail, Says She 'Needs To See My Boy'

New York mother Jazmine Headley has had all charges dropped following outrage stemming from a viral video.

"The consequences this young and desperate mother has already suffered as a result of this arrest far outweigh any conduct that may have led to it: she and her baby have been traumatized, she was jailed on an unrelated warrant and may face additional collateral consequences. Continuing to pursue this case will not serve any purpose and I therefore moved today to dismiss it immediately in the interest of justice." Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez said.

Headley was arrested on Friday by the New York Police Department and charged with criminal trespassing, resisting arrest, acting in a manner injurious to a child, and obstruction of governmental administration after refusing to stand while waiting at a Brooklyn human resources office to determine why her 1-year-old son's daycare vouchers had been cut off.

According to witnesses on scene, there were no seats in the waiting room, prompting Headley to sit in a corner with her son, Damon, on her lap for a wait that was upward of four hours.

When a security guard told her to stand, and Headley refused, the cops were called, prompting the viral video of officers wrestling Headley to the floor and pulling her son from her arms as she struggled and cried that they were hurting her son.

Headley remained in jail due to a bench warrant issued in New Jersey after she missed court dates in relation to a case involving stolen credit cards. The Guardian reports that Headley was a passenger in the car where another person was found with the stolen cards.

Following her release Tuesday evening, Headley told reporters that she wanted to thank everyone that had come to her defense and offered her support.

"I just want to thank everybody for the support that I've been getting in New York and just all the great people who's been [sic] supporting me," Headley said. "I've not gotten to read all the articles and just all the great things, all of the love, I'm just accepting it and I'm just so grateful to everyone. I'm just happy to be free and I just need to see my boy."

Charges dropped. 23 yr old Jazmine Headley, released from Rikers, came home tonight to be reunited w her 1 yr old son. The video of her violent arrest went viral. Pressure mounted for officials to not punish her for being poor @ABC7NY @billritter7 @SandraBookman7 pic.twitter.com/snjCyWE3dS

— Lucy Yang (@LucyYang7) December 12, 2018

New York Attorney General-elect Letitia James said she had been in contact with authorities in New Jersey to try and have the warrant dropped.

"The answer to this should not have been the police. The answer to this should have been a chair," James said in response to Headley's arrest.

Neither Headley or Damon were seriously injured during the incident, though Brooklyn Defender Services attorney Scott Hechinger tweeted that Damon was heading to the hospital on Tuesday afternoon to be checked out for "lingering bruising."

However, Damon will be fine, Hechinger said. Damon has been under the care of his grandmother since Headley's arrest, Gothamist reports.

Our social worker is w/ her on Rikers.
Another social worker is with her mom & child.
Child is on way to hospital again. He’ll be okay but lingering bruising.
She needs to be in Mercer County, NJ tomorrow morning.
We’re calling on Mercer DA to dismiss immediately.

— Scott Hechinger (@ScottHech) December 11, 2018

Several have called for the NYPD officers involved in the incident to be fired, as well as the two Human Resource Administration officers who initially called the police. The HRA officers have been placed on modified duty.