The New York Post reports that a federal lawsuit claims NYPD cops pushed a man to the ground and broke his ribs, yelling homophobic slurs as he tried leaving NYC Gay Pride last year.
25-year-old Jacob Alejandro claims he was heading down Christopher Street in the West Village on June 29, 2014, when an officer pushed him to the ground. The suit states, “While Mr. Alejandro lay on the ground bleeding, an officer yelled, in sum, ‘Get the f–k up, you f—-t.”
Allegedly, a group of cops piled on top of Alejandro. He was later taken to the Sixth Precinct and Bellevue Hospital, and was charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct, ultimately released on his own recognizance.
At Coney Island Hospital, he was diagnosed with fractured ribs.
According to the suit, all charges against Alejandro were dismissed.
“There is something particularly vulgar about discriminatory about anti-gay conduct from police officers working at a gay pride event,” said his lawyer, Baree Fett. “This lawsuit is about obtaining a measure of justice for Jacob.”