NYPD Officer Kills Baby Following Breastfeeding Argument


(AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

(AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

<National Report>In a continuation of the ongoing police scandals rocking the New York City Police Department, three-month old infant Layla Smith has been pronounced dead following an August sixth incident. This closely follows the July seventeenth death of NYC resident Eric Garner after the use of a prohibited choke hold by officers against him. Garners death was ruled a homicide by the NYC medical examiners office.

Suzanne Smith, Layla’s mother, had been sitting on a bench in Queens waiting for the bus when Layla began to insistently cry. Knowing that her baby was hungry Ms. Smith began to breastfeed her daughter. Witnesses at the scene report that she was then approached by a NYPD Officer, later identified as Michael Fitzsimmons, who requested that she stop feeding the baby in public as it was “indecent”. Ms. Smith refused to comply with the directive and told Officer Fitzsimmons that she wasn’t doing anything illegal. Officer Fitzsimmons again insisted that she stop and threatened to arrest her for indecent exposure. Ms. Smith calmly responded to the Officer that he could not arrest her because breastfeeding in public wasn’t against the law.

“He got so mad at her”, said Tyrone Webb, who witnessed the unfortunate altercation. “He started yelling at her, saying that he was the police, and that she didn’t know s**t about what was against the law. He got all red in the face, pointing his finger right at her nose. She just sat there and kept feeding the baby calm as could be, being real polite and reasonable. Someone else tried to chime in and tell him he was wrong and he told the lady to shut up and mind her business.”

As the argument transpired the bus approached and Ms. Smith stood up and moved Layla to her other arm, momentarily exposing her whole breast to the Officer and other onlookers. Ms Smith then clipped her breastfeeding bra shut and went to get on the bus with her baby.

Sandra Parker, another witness to the incident, described what followed next: “He screamed at her to stop and told her that she was under arrest. When she ignored him and kept walking toward the bus he grabbed her by the back collar of her shirt and violently yanked her backwards. The poor baby just toppled out of her hands. She hit the ground and the poor little thing just started bleeding from her head. The Officer saw what happened and actually continued to cuff the mother while she began to scream. It was the most horrifying thing I’ve ever seen!”

Onlookers grabbed the injured baby and attempted to staunch the flow of blood from her split head. Officer Fitzsimmons is reported to have made the statement to the crowd that “it was an accident but you can’t resist arrest”. Layla was transported to Queens Hospital Center. Her mother was taken to the precinct for processing. Layla subsequently died, without her mother, from her injuries at the hospital.

Officer Fitzsimmons has been placed on paid leave pending a full investigation. The NYC Police Department has issued a statement expressing their concern regarding this “unfortunate” event and states that all citizens must comply with orders to submit to arrest peacefully so that accidental injuries can be avoided.

Local community leader and Smith family friend Harold Jackson has called for the arrest of Officer Fitzsimmons on charges of murder, calling his actions a travesty of justice. Ms.Smith was released from police custody with no charges being filed against her. The Smith family has not yet commented on the death of their daughter.

Update- A candlelight vigil will be held at Alley Pond Park starting at 6pm Thursday Evening to remember the brief life of Layla Smith.


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1,080 Responses to "NYPD Officer Kills Baby Following Breastfeeding Argument"

  1. Mark says:

    Wow, this story almost had me too. It is however a hoax.

  2. Fuck the cops says:

    This type of result only sends the message to the police that if you kill someone…even a baby then you get a paid vacation. I’d say the only thing indecent the public should be protected from is the police in this incident. Justice would be to: A. Kill that officers baby or B. Kill that officer or C. Forcefully pull back his testicles seperating him from his baby making abilities. Its obvious the general public is pacified and complacent yet cops continue to be dicks about….everything. Proof of this is that there really aren’t many cop killers. Only those who go commit a crime for some selfish reason and then try to get a way and kill a cop in the process but when do you ever hear if someone going around exacting
    vigilante justice toward the causality of society by killing cops per fucked up deaths they get away with. If some cop killed my baby I’d have a hard time only killing one cop for justice.

    • Kevin says:

      This type of FAKE stories only prove that idiots like you who hide behind stupid names like “Fuck the cops”, should be sterilized so that you don’t reproduce.

      • Charles says:

        Its people like Kevin who would start a civil war. This cop should have been executed for killing the baby. We are heading for a civil war soon.

    • diana says:

      I did not read your paragraph , i only read the title. I agree. The officer is retarded. her baby is dead. he’s a murder. Desk duty? We will always have unrest

  3. Jose Carlos says:

    You are extremely naive. I just think.

  4. Travis Smith says:

    Fuck paid leave! Stupid fucker shoulda been blacklisted right off the bat!

  5. Totally wrong officer shouldn’t be on desk leave his ass should. Have been fired instantly. There was no need for him to bother the nursing mother. He must not have a wife or children. Nursing is a part of life where it’s done should not be a problem to anyone for it does not hurt any one. I sure the office was nursed by some one or something . Why denie the hungry infant. Lock him up and throw away the key. Dam crying shame he is responsible for the. Death of that baby and should be punished.

    • Pamela B says:

      We can only hope that he doesn’t havery a wife or children because I am sure he wouldn’t treat them very well either!! Horrific tragedy. This man should not be on PAID leave……He killed a baby. He should be in prison along with other murderers!!! Disgusting!!!

  6. michelle b says:

    This officer is a disgusting human being. I hope that he dies and rots in hell forever. The poor innocent baby just wanted to eat but instead she had to die because of this sorry excuse for man.

    • abc says:

      I had 3 police families whom stock and harass my wife and 3 year old daughter. I heard one guamanian, trying to horrify residents with another u.s. mistake and drug movement, the 2nd uniform is jealous of military and commits id theft for british, the 3rd officer is a federalist attempting to take over the state govt for Catholic slavery. If all three officers family have issues from money, they all should be A WALLED. Something very wrong with system. Interfacing officers…. Completely… No child abuse/ Officers need to back off…We have that right, if the us sold fbi to europe. Private citizens, tax payers have that right to call the AirForce, Marines, National Guard on further Catholic attempts or KuKlux Klan.

  7. Kate says:

    Arrest this police officer immediately.

  8. Sal says:

    What a absolutely disgusting man !!!! He should rot in jail and then in hell. Nursing is one of the most beautiful things between mother and child. What a absolutely moron, hope he gets punished for this!!!

  9. william Moore says:

    the officer should do the honorable thing and eat his gun.

  10. schrodinger says:

    Even if you think you are in the right, it is always in your best interests to cooperate with the police when they are arresting you, and let the courts sort it out. That’s what courts are for. If the arrest is unlawful and you feel that it was a violation of your civil rights, then take it up in civil court– not on the street. I’m sorry for this woman’s loss, but it was totally preventable if she had made better choices. She should have just stopped nursing her baby, even though she was in the right to be doing so, and gotten the officer’s name and badge number. Then she should have reported the interaction to his supervisor for additional training. She may have been able to avoid the arrest altogether. But she made a different choice and the officer made the decision to arrest her. At this point, she could have cooperated instead of leaving to get on the bus. The cop saw that as evading arrest/detention, and he responded accordingly, with increasing force. Now, had the woman stopped where she was and not tried to board the bus, there probably would not have been a physical encounter which resulted in the baby falling from the woman’s arms. It is unfortunate, but it was totally preventable, had the woman simply cooperated with the officer, bring up the breastfeeding issue in court or with the officer’s supervisor, and let the courts do their job. The officer was only doing his job, as well, and this woman’s unfortunate and incorrect choices resulted in very serious consequences (a dead baby and an arrest record). Very unfortunate indeed.

    • Lisa Albeo says:

      He was doing more than just his job he was being a bully he also could have prevented this by not being so rude and nasty by trying to arrest her for something that is not against the law and keep his cool as she did! She is just another victim that was treated as less of a human and to continue to go after her after she covered her self was so wrong because he didn’t tell her she was under arrest until she was leaving so why not let her leave and a civilian would be arrested doing the same to her!


        • Disgusted* typo I wish I could stop the corrupt so called police even in Massachusetts.. Ugh what are they for bulling and practically getting away with murder. Bring him back into courts NEW JUDGE !!! LEGALIZE BREAST FEEDING MANY WOMAN DO IT ON THE BENCHES EVEN AT WALMART . WOW !! DID A COP NOT ARRESTS THE WOMEN I’VE WITNESSED BCUZ THEY’RE WHITE ??? I’M WONDERING . HOW ODD.

    • govna says:

      So she had no right? This officer know the law why did he break them. She is paying him to protect her. He became irate since she didn’t obey his breaking laws this happened. So when an officer is breaking the law we are supposed to turn our heads. Your an idiot. the baby could still been alive if he had not broken the law. He swore on a oath. The only thing he served was a bruised ego since she didn’t respond so that made him become irate, because he felt like GOD. Mentally we don’t want him on any police force so nothing lile this happens again. He needs to be fired and charged wit murder. I hope that the justice department does their job. Also his boss should be charged for letting him go home with pay. until further…until further the fhck what a child was killed plain and simple. This should drag on at all. This is why all Americans hate cops. He is privileged to get paid until. So why we have a dead child. This shxt is backwards. I hope it changes when Bernie sanders gets elected. Obama does nothing for bad policing and the murder of a citizen. NEW RULE if juries let a policeman off scott free. They should be convicted and charged as well, and the crime would be for being stupid as Fxck!

    • WHAT says:

      Are you fucking serious? Are you seriously VICTIM BLAMING this poor woman? It’s all her fault right? The officer is completely innocent in this and she’s the fucking bad guy. Right? Because that’s what I’m getting out of what you’re saying. All she did was feed her child and try to get on the bus. The officer KNEW she had a baby in her arms. What the fuck did he think was going to happen when he grabbed her and shoved her? I think he reacted with anger and caused a death because she didn’t comply to his bully tactics. And this isn’t the first time NYC cops try to pull rank and use it over someone they didn’t like or someone they felt was doing something “wrong” when in reality they’re innocent. This overreacting nonsense needs to fucking stop.

      • Mary R. says:

        This is a hoax. The story with different locations has been posted off and on and Snopes.com , the hoax identifying site, has posted that it is a hoax.

        • Sonya says:

          this story is not a hoax. snopes.com said the other story that was taken from this one is a hoax. the story that states the officer killed the mother and the baby lived (based in Atlanta).

    • Goliath says:

      have you ever been arrested in NYC …she could be processed for hours and says even ..the vindictive fascist cop could make her life misearable ..what about the baby ..this is about the baby and the cop who HAD NO LEGAL RIGHT to arrest her inj the first place …why should citizens always have to submit to illegal arrest and illegal detainment ,false iimprisonment..this is nothing more than a technical kidnapping based on this mentally ill cops whims and predjuidices …
      he should have been immediately fired and jailed ..we would have been ..whats good for the citizens is good for the cops and it is out of ballance hence “police state” ..
      she probably was terrified of the maniac cop and hoped he would de-escalate and not hurt her …have you ever been set upon by a bad cop ,and then nothing happens to the cop almost ever ..
      just google phrases like “cop knocks cuffed woman out “in san francisco for one example …
      polivce assualt on citizens ans murders of innocent civiolians is at an all time high and has been for decades but we are just beginning to see all the facts because of the in ternet …
      cops kill people all the time over not complying fast enough or saying the wrong thing ..cops beat a man to death inn socal because he was schizophrenic and the crowd kept yelling at the scum bag cops to stop and even the victim was yelling “your killing me”
      i knew a guy who was yelling the same thing as the cops used compression aka 2 huge cops sitting on his abdomen and chest …they stopped his circulation l;ike a boa constrictor does its killing …he was 140 pound guy who was a little difficult but they could have just called a cab or let him call ..he wasnt in his car yet and disoriented ..etc ..how about the cop who shot a 15 year old kid cus they didnt have time to wrestle with him ..he had psyciatric difficulties and his parents just wanted to 5150 him for a period of observationn but the cop was impatient ..
      whos the moron above in quote who says this didnt happen and it is a hoax ..what an azzhoje…
      there are at least 500,000 links to police malfeasance and absolute raw violance against cirtizens …why are we powerless ,,why do we need to just comply with a moron police official who is kidnapping us under a false arrest and trumped up charges ..
      this woman was charged with other things after the fact but the original reason they accosted her and her baby was a warrant that was not pursued later …but the cops have to slap on charges to try to cover thier ass …
      heres one ..try to fiigure this out and its no shock the cop got 15 years in prison for it ..
      there are millions of vids where cops shove cuffed people down and cause injury ..
      cuffed women shoved by burley cop face first into gaurdrail ..cuffed ! ..and she has teweth broken out ….cops are just evil most of the time ..you think they protect anyone think about all the millions of crime victims in usa every year and the police didnt prevent one of these crimes …

    • hector says:

      In other words, if that moron acted as a plain insensitive criminal it was the baby’s mom’s fault. If he wasn’t trained correctly it was the baby’s mom’s fault. If whoever hired him to do such an important job decided he was competent and qualified to do so was even more incompetent and unqualified than him, it was this baby’s mom’s fault. If his superiors (even less qualified than him) weren’t able to detect this man needed help…yesterday, it was this baby’s mom’s fault. If one or more bullies dressed up as police officers decide one day they want to beat the shit out of any law abiding citizen for no reason other than the one they themselves provoke, it is that citizen’s fault. If people who never had this sort of encounters with the police are not capable of understanding that people also have rights, it is those people’s fault. Please, give a F%$#@)(& break.

  11. Aaron says:

    Sounds like the “story” was a bunch of bs.

    • Bourne Ma wack ass make Pigz bogus cops not Police are currently laughing histerically at this saying ” Nice he was cleared of all charges and it was a BLACK BABY!!! ” They need to be made into bacon bits.. WORD UP . I’M DICUSTED AT THESE PIGZ HOW WACK CAN YOU POSSIBLY BE. STATEYZ BEWARE . MASSACHUSETTS HAS MANY PIGZ ALSO . HOW IS THIS FUNNY ?? COWARDS . THEY NEED TO BE LOCKED UP SERIOUSLY . LAUGHING AT SUCH A SERIOUS EVENT SHOULD BE A CRIME ESPECIALLY FOR SO CALLED POLICE OFFICERS . THEY’RE OBVIOUSLY WACKJOBS . I’M APPALLED.

  12. When I read this I was appalled. I can hardly believe it’s true. If it is, the City and the Police are wide open to charges of Civil Rights Violations! Read Justice Douglass’ Opinion treating the Bill of Rights concurring with Roe v Wade, 1973. Her natural rights, and that of the child, are clearly protected therein. This cop, if the evidence here is valid, should never have made it through the Academy. To say that he acted professionally is a disgrace to his entire department. His actions clearly endangered the child in a reckless manner resulting in the so called “accident”. He is, at the very least, eligible and liable, for a charge of negligent manslaughter of an innocent child. Indecent behavior my butt. The natural needs of the mother and her child prevail under all circumstances. “To Serve and Protect?” Really? JMHO!!

  13. Terrance says:

    The FBI need to ivestigate police recklessness! This is this cops own opinion on breastfeeding in public and took it out on an innocent baby!!… If I was there with a gun he would have been shot!!!!

  14. Terrance says:

    Pigs are worse than thugs!

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  17. Calm down the story is a hoax soldier.

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  19. Goliath says:

    whites and blacks need to work together on this ..this is not just about blacks or just abolut whites ..there is no place for ethnocentricity as this problem is systemeic and national …cops do kill twic as many whites every year because there are more caucasions available than africvan americans …
    a total overhaul has been needed for 100 years

  20. dk says:

    prove this story is not true…. I believe every word of it

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