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Officials say officer did not use excessive force at Pittsburgh gay pride

| Sunday, September 7, 2014
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PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh city officials have determined that a police officer did not use excessive force when he punched a woman at a gay pride event in June. City Solicitor Lourdes Sanchez-Ridge made the announcement Friday afternoon. The officer, Souroth Chatterji, said he was trying to break up a fight when he grabbed the woman by the head and punched...

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Police officer investigated for forceful arrest at Pittsburgh pride event

| Monday, June 16, 2014
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PITTSBURGH, Pa. – A Pittsburgh police officer has been put on desk duty after video surfaced showing him punching a woman at the city's LGBT pride parade and festival. Mayor Bill Peduto said Monday the officer will remain on restricted duty for a month during an internal investigation.

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Claims of police brutality at Sydney gay Mardi Gras prompts internal investigation

| Tuesday, March 5, 2013
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Police in Sydney, Australia have launched an internal investigation into the treatment of a young man at the city's famed gay Mardi Gras on Saturday after witnesses captured footage of him being violently thrown to the ground.

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Two Denver police officers fired over excessive force, beating of gay man

| Sunday, March 27, 2011
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Two Denver police officers were dismissed on Friday for their involvement in a controversial beating a gay man almost two years ago that was captured on police surveillance video.

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Gay couple allege police brutality in responding to domestic quarrel

| Friday, January 21, 2011
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PHILADELPHIA -- A gay couple has filed harassment and brutality charges against the local police department, and claim they were taken out of their homes and beaten in the snow by 10-12 officers with batons. Several neighbors reportedly have photographs and video.

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