A dockworker attacked during a brawl in Montgomery's Riverfront Park that got national media coverage in August said he has some "bumps and bruises" after the incident.
Dameion Pickett, the lead deckhand of the Harriot II, told ABC's "Good Morning America" on Monday that he was "just doing my job" and was "just in shock" when he was attacked during the viral brawl.
"I didn't expect this to happen at work today," Pickett told "Good Morning America." "I was just expecting another peaceful, nice cruise."
Videos show that he was confronted and punched by a man soon after moving a boat, and others attacked Pickett and were later identified by police as a boat owner and his family. Pickett said that after he was assaulted, he had to defend himself, according to ABC.
"This man just put his hand on me. I was, like … it's my job, but I'm still defending myself at the same time. So when he touched me, I was, like, 'It's on,'" Pickett told the outlet.
Asked if there's any evidence of a hate crime, Albert told "Good Morning America" that police "looked at every avenue" and left "no stone unturned" but "were unable to present any insight in a riot or racial racially biased charges at this time."
Five suspects arrested from the brawl in August recently pleaded not guilty.
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