Prosecutors say a state assemblywoman from Brooklyn is facing charges that she beat her 13-year-old son with a broomstick.
Police arrested Diana Richardson on Saturday after the teen told them that his mother caused an abrasion on his arm by striking him during a dispute in their home.
A criminal complaint charges Richardson with assault, menacing and other counts. Prosecutors said Sunday that she was released without bail.
There was no immediate response to a message left with the politician’s press contact.
The 33-year-old Richardson won a special election in May 2015 on the Working Families ticket to represent Brooklyn’s 43rd Assembly District. She’s running unopposed for a second term on Tuesday.