On June 29 at about 7:30 a.m., Santa Monica police officers responded to a radio call for service at the 1500 block of Palisades Park regarding an assault and battery that had just occurred.

The victim, a City of Santa Monica maintenance worker, was confronted by the suspect. The suspect was confrontational and challenged the victim to fight.

The suspect yelled profanities and insults towards the victim. The suspect attempted to punch the victim multiple times and spat at the victim. The suspect had threatened the victim on three previous occasions.

Officers located the suspect in the 1500 block of Alley 1. The victim was desirous of prosecution. The suspect was taken into custody.

Brandon Jamel Griffin, 23, homeless, was arrested for stalking, assault, a court order violation and probation violation. Bail was set at $150,000.

Note: Crime Watch is culled from reports provided by the Santa Monica Police Department. These are arrests only. All parties are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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