New York Politician Arrested For Beating Her 12-Year Old Son With A Broom

A US state assemblywoman Diana Richardson, a 33-year-old from Brooklyn, was handcuffed and charged with assault Saturday after her 12-year-old son walked into an NYPD station house with an injured arm and accused her of hitting him with a broomstick.

Diana was arrested at her home at about 1 a.m. after her son walked into the 71st Precinct late Friday night and showed cops a contusion on his left arm. The distraught boy told police at about 11:20 p.m. that he had gotten into an argument with his mother about his report card.

Richardson who on social media calls her son her “greatest accomplishment” was taken to the station house the next day and admitted to beating the boy because he had pushed her during the argument.

She admitted that they had fought after he refused to complete an essay on how to improve his grades. The boy grew enraged and pushed her, she reportedly claimed. Richardson faces charges of assault, endangering the welfare of a child, criminal possession of a weapon and menacing. She’s due back in court on Jan. 10.

Richardson in a Facebook post had previously admitted to her son being difficult. “I am so grateful for this young man…my right hand…my everything. He is a pain in my side but I love him anyway!” she wrote in January 2015. Crdt: NYPost

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