Grace, Officer Scott Brown and Sgt. Richard Martin have been accused of assaulting Dawson at the Police Station on April 3 of this year.
Dawson has filed a complaint with County Attorney H.B. Quinn alleging that Grace struck him several times with a police baton while Martin struck him in the face, and Brown tackled him after being forced to the ground. Dawson said that he arrived at the police station to inquire about the arrest of his cousin Seth Hooks earlier in the evening. After refusing instructions to leave, Dawson said that the three officers attacked him while arresting him.
Quinn confirmed last week that Dawson filed a formal complaint and that he would refer the matter to the State Attorney General’s office to assign a special prosecutor to investigate the allegations.
Spokesperson Vicki Glass of the Attorney General’s Office said that her office has not received a request from the Trigg County Attorney as of 2 p.m. Monday and had not assigned a prosecutor to begin an investigation.
Several attempts were made to contact Quinn to learn of the progress of the investigation prior to Monday’s press deadline.
Cadiz Police Chief Hollis Alexander declined to comment on Dawson’s allegations as well as the Christian County Sheriff’s Department records. Alexander said the investigation continued to be conducted from his office, and no outside agencies, aside from the Trigg County Attorney’s office had become involved in the case.
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