NYPD cops shoved a man to the ground as he left the NYC Gay Pride Parade last year, breaking his ribs, then yelled a homophobic insult at him, a new federal lawsuit claims.Gay man says cops broke his ribs, yelled slur at Pride Parade | New York Post
Jacob Alejandro, 25, was walking down Christopher Street in the West Village about 7:30 p.m. June 29, 2014, when a police officer pushed him to the ground, injuring his elbows and left arm, according to his Manhattan federal court lawsuit.
“While Mr. Alejandro lay on the ground bleeding, a defendant officer yelled, in sum, ‘Get the f–k up, you f—-t,’” his suit states.
Cops then piled on top of Alejandro, who is gay, and took him to the Sixth Precinct. He was eventually taken to Bellevue Hospital.
He was later charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct and released on his own recognizance, his suit says.
After his release, he went to Coney Island Hospital, where he was diagnosed with fractured ribs, his suit claims.
According to the criminal complaint in the case, Alejandro had jumped over a police barricade and then flailed his arms when cops tried to arrest him.
All charges against the Brooklyn health educator were eventually dismissed, according to his suit, which seeks unspecified damages.
Saturday, September 5, 2015
Gay man says cops broke his ribs, yelled slur at Pride Parade | New York Post
Reminiscent of Louis Falcone's complaint,