Diana Richardson, a state assembly woman from Brooklyn, is facing charges after being her 12-year-old son with a broomstick.
Richardson was arrested on Saturday, after her son went to the police station and showed authorities the bruises he received after they had a dispute at home. The boy told officers they got into an argument over grades on his report card, according to CBS New York.
Richardson did not deny hitting her son, but said it happened after he pushed and attacked her.
Richardson has been charged with assault, menacing and other counts. Prosecutors said Sunday that she was released without bail.
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.