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.