The girl, named as Nekia Trigg, 18, was filmed prone on the ground in Forney, Texas, on Tuesday.
Trigg's mom Antanique Ray, could be heard pleading with the officer to let her get up while she tries to calm her daughter down as she labored through each breath.
Ray was later arrested for disorderly behavior, but has since bonded back out of prison. Trigg was held for a mental health evaluation and released without charge.
Her family denies reports Trigg was attempting to kill herself, despite multiple eyewitnesses calling 911 saying that the teenager appeared to be trying to throw herself in front of moving cars.
Mom's complaining about her kid being restrained, but if the cop had said 'fuck it' and let her play in traffic, she'd be suing him saying he didn't do anything because she's black.