22-year old Charda Gregory received a very much unwanted haircut at the hands of a police woman and it was all caught on tape. Gregory called the police herself and told them that she went to a party in Detroit and woke up in a hotel room, thinking she had been drugged. It is unclear why she was then taken into custody by officers on who say she allegedly trashed the Suez Motel room on November 13, 2013. Police detained Gregory and pepper-sprayed her after she kicked the window of a patrol car while in custody.
While at the station, Gregory was seen being slammed against a wall and then strapped down to a chair where Bernadette Najor (a 10-year police veteran) decided to cut Gregory’s hair (for three minutes)! Her reasoning? Gregory’s hair served as a suicide risk. All of this for a trashed hotel room though?!
Many jails have a protocol that requires prisoners to remove hair extensions that clip in because they could be used as a weapon or to commit suicide. But Gregory didn’t have clip in extensions. She had a weave that was sewn into her real hair.
In the 11 minute video (there is no sound), you can see that Gregory never resists the police, even while they are brutally attacking her. Warren Police Commissioner Jere Green said there was no need for Gregory’s hair to be cut, especially once she had been restrained in the chair. “The video clearly shows she’s intoxicated. Unless I’m blind, I don’t see where she’s offering any resistance whatsoever,” Green admitted.