Dorchester Man Arrested in Violent Struggle with Police in Jamaica Plain

A Dorchester man threw punches at police during an arrest in Jamaica Plain earlier this month and now he’s behind bars.

Officers arrested Kajeem Brown, 28, of Dorchester and charged him with Larceny from a Building, Threats, Assault and Battery on a Police Officer, and Receiving Stolen Property.

The incident happened on Thursday, July 9 when officers assigned to District E-13 in Jamaica Plain responded to a radio call for a larceny in progress in the area of Columbus Avenue. He was arraigned at West Roxbury District Court.

A description of the suspect was broadcast over the radio and an additional unit saw a male matching the suspect’s description in the area of 3089 Washington Street in Jamaica Plain.

When police arrived on the scene they immediately identified the suspect from the prior larceny at 1926 Columbus Ave.The suspect was accused by a business owner of reaching over the counter and taking the tip jar.

According to BPD officers approached the male within the parking lot and were immediately met with hostility.

“The male told officers that he was going to punch them in the face and spit on them,” said the BPD in a statement. “The male repeated these statements multiple times, cursing at officers while they were attempting to ascertain what had occurred prior to their arrival.”

As officers walked toward the aggressive male, he suddenly lunged forward and punched one of the officers in the face, causing injury to his right eye. A struggle ensued in which the officers’ body cameras were knocked off. The male repeatedly stated he was on probation, actively resisting while he shouted. The male was eventually taken into custody. Upon arrest, officers observed an anti-theft device placed on the waist of his shorts.

Two officers suffered injuries during this arrest, one of whom was transported to a local hospital for additional treatment.

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