Body cam shows woman fight with police while holding infant

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (WCMH) — Police body camera footage appears to show a woman take a swing at police officers while holding her infant child.

Police tell KOAT-TV the incident happened after a DWI crash. Officers say the woman was yelling “My baby! My Baby!” when they arrived, but when they asked to check on the infant child, she refused to cooperate.

Officer: “The baby needs to be checked by medical.”
Woman: “He’s fine!”
Officer: “No he’s not. You don’t have a choice.”

Police say the were able to finally get the infant away from the woman to be checked out by first responders. But then, the woman became more violent.

Officer: “Do not swing at me.”
Woman: “I did not swing at you.”

The officer wearing the body camera asks the woman repeatedly to sit down, but she keeps refusing to cooperate. The officer eventually arrested her on a felony charge.

The infant is now in state custody.

Police tell KOAT-TV the man who was driving the car also faces charges of child abuse. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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