Family members of Karon Hylton-Brown, including his father, were among nine people arrested Saturday at demonstrations over his fatal encounter with D.C. police. One officer was hurt on the fifth night of protests over Hylton-Brown's death.
Charles Brown was arrested for assault on an officer, a Metropolitan Police Department spokeswoman said. Stay with NBC Washington for Brown’s own words on what happened.
Cousins of Hylton-Brown also were arrested outside the Fourth District station, the late 20-year-old’s sister told News4.
One officer was hurt from being pushed to the ground while making an arrest, the department spokeswoman said.
Police said a total of nine people were taken into custody on the fifth straight night of demonstrations after some threw eggs, rocks and glass bottles at officers and the facade of the police station.
Charges for the other eight suspects include assault on an officer, property destruction and throwing a “missile.”
Hylton-Brown died Monday, three days after police followed him as he rode an electric scooter in the Brightwood Park neighborhood of Northwest D.C. Police say they tried to conduct a traffic stop after they saw him riding a Revel electric scooter without a helmet. Hylton-Brown passed through an alley and was hit by a car.
"We have very clear policies about no chasing,” Mayor Muriel Bowser said Thursday. “It should be obvious by now. Why? Because chases can be dangerous.”
Four officers were placed on no-contact leave and investigations by the U.S. attorney and police department’s internal affairs office are underway.
Hylton-Brown was the daughter of a three-month-old.
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