Father of man killed in DC moped crash arrested during Saturday night protests

The father of Karon Hylton-Brown was one of 9 people arrested during Saturday night protests over what they believe was the police’s involvement in his deadly moped crash on Oct. 23.

A family friend told WTOP that Hylton-Brown’s father, Charles Brown, was one of those arrested outside of D.C.’s Fourth District police station. A bond hearing for Brown won’t be held until at least Monday, according to this family friend.

The late Hylton-Brown’s sister said that cousins of Hylton-Brown were also among those arrested, according to WTOP news partner NBC Washington.

Between 20 to 30 people gathered outside the police department’s Fourth District station on Georgia Avenue in Northwest D.C. at around 9:30 p.m.

Tensions began to escalate as the protest started as some of the protesters’ began throwing objects at officers and the station.

Those arrested face a range of charges, including assaulting an officer to throwing a missile or projectile, police said. After the arrests, protests restarted but ultimately ended just after midnight.

Demonstrations have occurred in front of the station every day since D.C. resident Hylton-Brown, 20, died from injuries sustained from a moped crash on Oct. 23

Hylton-Brown’s death was preceded by a police chase that ended with him crashing into a passing car in the Brightwood Park neighborhood.

Video footage released by D.C. police shows officers followed Hylton-Brown, despite District police regulations forbidding high-speed pursuits over minor traffic violations. Officers had reportedly pursued Hylton-Brown because he was not wearing a helmet.

All four officers involved in the Hylton pursuit were placed on leave.

Below is a map of where the arrests took place:

WTOP’s Matthew Delaney, Matt Small and Luke Garrett contributed to this story.

José Umaña

José Umaña is a digital editor for WTOP. He’s been working as a journalist for almost a decade, covering local news, education and sports. His work has appeared in The Prince George’s Sentinel, The Montgomery Sentinel, Orlando Sentinel, PressBox and The Diamondback.

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