Thursday at 6: Local police officer who cut off a woman's weave is under fire again

Posted at 10:41 PM, Jul 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-07 15:49:18-04

The video went viral: A Warren police officer strapping a young mother from Detroit into a restraint chair – and slicing off her hair weave.

Now that same officer is once again caught cutting on camera – this time accused of slicing open a prisoner’s hand.

Lawyers who say they’ve followed this officer’s alleged “use of force” problems for years say it was only a matter of time before this happened again.

7 Investigator Heather Catallo obtained exclusive video from inside the Warren Police Jail.

In the video, you can see Warren Police Officer Bernadette Najor, who now uses her married name, Bernadette Moore.

In the video, Officer Moore can be seen ordering an intoxicated 19-year-old from Warren to remove a bracelet that’s made of string.

Shannon Morris says she tried telling the officer that the bracelet doesn’t come off. But she ends up on the ground, with a large gash in her hand.

“The next thing I remember is being on the floor asking what happened over and over again. One of the male officers just replied with ‘she stabbed you,’”said Morris.

Tonight on 7 Action News at 6 p.m., Heather Catallo has exclusive details about why Officer Moore is still on the job, despite the fact that several women say this officer assaulted them inside the jail.