Off-Duty Officer Assaulted at Brook Run Dog Park

A Good Samaritan had to stop one of the men from seriously hurting the officer.

Dunwoody Police officers were called to the popular Brook Run Dog Park Saturday after an out-of-control park-goer fought with an off-duty DeKalb police officer who was trying to control the situation, according to police.

When police arrived they would arrest a man who assualted an off-duty officer by pinning her to the ground after a fight with another park goer.

The incident started when a man, identified as David Dawson by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, was involved in some verbal sparring with another park goer.

The fight drew the attention of an off-duty DeKalb police officer who was in the park and tried to calm down the argument.

The man then pushed the officer, who then tried to arrest him and then a fight occurred, say police. The suspect throw the officer to the ground, pinned her and then put his knee on her throat.

The Dekalb officer told police she was close to passing out when another park goer intervened and stopped the assault.

Both the suspect and the officer suffered minor injuries. The suspect was arrested.

It's not known at this time what Dawson is being charged with.








Blane December 03, 2012 at 04:07 AM
Emphasis on the "cop" part, that is.
Fred December 03, 2012 at 04:14 PM
Dawson has two previous assault cases against him for his verbal attacks of others while in the dog park. The officer clearly identified herself. Dawson shoved her. She issued a verbal warning to him to leave. He shoved her again. She attempted to arrest him. He threw her to the ground and crushed her air supply with his knee to the point where she almost passed out. Another park visited told David to get off. He did not comply. He then knocked Dawson off with one solid, well-aimed punch. Hopefully this will be the impetus to ban David Dawson from the park. He has shown himself to be a danger to others. Saturday, he crossed the line from verbal to the type of threat that we all should be concerned about.
JB December 03, 2012 at 07:32 PM
Fred's description of the events were incorrect. Dawson did not shove the officer initially, she shoved him first.
JB December 03, 2012 at 07:33 PM
Also, he does not have any other assault cases against him. He has bean in verbal disagreements, but the police have not bee involved.
LawmanGa December 06, 2012 at 01:30 AM
JB, did you witness the incident?


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