The Boston Globe is reporting that a 43-year-old Dorchester man has been charged with nine misdemeanors, including assault and battery, assault and battery on a police officer, assault and battery on a public employee, and disturbing a public assembly. The incidents took place in the ruckus that erupted on Wednesday afternoon at a City Council meeting.
According to a police report, Shawn Dwayne Nelson is accused of allegedly assaulting a women who was also attending the meeting. Witnesses reported seeing Nelson swing at the woman with a closed fist and hit her in the chest.
The Globe reports that police officers tried to break up the altercation, Nelson resisted arrest even while handcuffed.
Evidently, the 6’3, 250 pound Nelson attempted to throw himself down the stairs and take officers with him. From the police report:
“The suspect appeared to be purposefully attempting to fall down the stairs and take the officers down with him. While escorting and assisting the suspect into the wagon he threw his body weight into the officers several times.”
Nelson was arraigned on Thursday and his bail was set at $500. He was ordered to stay away from City Hall and is due back in court on Sept. 28.
Nelson is no stranger to police. He was also arrested back in June at neighborhood coffee hour with Mayor Wu for for resisting arrest, disturbing the peace, and using a bullhorn during the event.
The coffee hour at Ronan Park was interrupted by protesters, including Nelson, using bullhorns and began yelling and harassing the mayor.
Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Co-host of Caught Up, storyteller, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.
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