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A 26-year-old man who was arrested for allegedly assaulting a police officer was released on bail Monday, and his family claimed he was the one who was attacked.

Brandon Dawson was arrested around 11 p.m. Sunday on suspicion of assaulting a gang officer from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Newton Division, according to Officer Lilliana Preciado, who said she did not have any details on what led to the arrest.

Dawson was released today on $50,000 bail.

His parents said Dawson was stopped by police at 65th Street and Broadway after he had picked up his 8-month-old daughter from his grandmother’s apartment.

Dawson’s mother, Linda Washington, told City News Service her son had parked his car in the parking lot of a closed business next to his grandmother’s apartment and went to get his daughter. He was strapping his daughter into her car seat when “several police” came up to him.

They questioned him about why he had parked at the business, which he had done because there was no street parking, Washington said.

The officers told him to stop what he was doing, then grabbed him because they said he wasn’t following their instructions quickly enough, she said.

Washington said the officers took the baby seat out of the car, prompting her son to snap, “What are you doing?”

Words were exchanged and police dragged him to the ground, and he called for his grandmother to come get his daughter, she said.

Washington said that he offered to show police his car registration and insurance card.

Dawson’s father, Jesse, took his son to the hospital today after he was released on bail. He said his son suffered injuries to his ribs and a wrist and had neck pain.

City News Service

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