Law enforcement authorities in Fort Worth, Texas, announced Thursday they would investigate the case of Jacqueline Craig, a black mother who was arrested after calling the police and accusing a white man of choking her son, local reports said Thursday. 

A Facebook video depicting the incident, which took place Wednesday, shows the mother telling a local police officer an elderly white man, who can also be seen in the video, choked her son after the 7-year-old boy allegedly littered, reported Thursday. The man asked the boy to pick up the trash, and when the child refused, allegedly started choking him. 

The video shows the police officer disregarding Craig's account of the story. The officer, can be heard responding, "Why don't you teach your son not to litter?" 

Then Craig can be heard telling the officer that although the man couldn't prove her son had littered, that didn't matter, and there was no excuse for laying a hand on a child. To which, the officer replied, "Why not?"

As the video progresses, it shows Craig becoming visibly more frustrated as she continues trying to plead with the officer. As the tone of Craig's voice turned more aggressive, the officer can be heard threatening the mother, saying, "If you keep yelling at me, you're going to piss me off, and I'm going to take you to jail." 

Despite Craig's 19-year old daughter Brea Hymond stepping in between the officer and her mother in an attempt to prevent the situation from escalating further, the video shows the officer pushing Hymond aside, grabbing Craig and then tackling the mother to the ground. 

The officer shoved his stun gun directly into Craig's back and then toward Hymond. He eventually handcuffed Craig and took her into his patrol car. 

Throughout the 6 minute video, the elderly white man who was accused of choking the boy, can be seen calmly standing and watching the incident unfold. 

The video was posted late Wednesday and had received more than 1 million views on Facebook as of 12:08 p.m. Thursday. 

Fort Worth law enforcement authorities tweeted they were aware of the video Thursday and a formal statement would be issued. 

No matter how clear the video of the officer's actions may appear, the U.S. judicial system has proved such evidence may not be enough. A South Carolina jury decided not to convict Michael Slager, the officer charged with killing Water Scott in 2015, despite video evidence of Slager shooting Scott as he was trying to run away, CNN reported on Dec. 6.

The widely viewed video additionally shows Slager dropping a black object that appeared to be the same size and color as a Taser next to Scott's body in a possible attempt plant evidence so he could claim self- defense.

African-Americans make up almost 1 million of the 2.3 million people incarcerated across the U.S., according to an NAACP report. The report also said black Americans were roughly six times more likely to be sent to prison than their white counterparts.