In June I posted about an anti-gay assault in Rochester, New York in which the gay bash victims alleged that police let their attackers go and took them into custody instead. One woman said that one of the officers called her a “drunken dyke”. The victims have filed a civil rights lawsuit.
Police Chief David Moore spoke to the media yesterday: “I’m here today to say we made some mistakes.”
According to WHAM-13, “The officers will be formally notified of the departmental charges. They may be suspended with pay during a disciplinary process. They will be entitled to a hearing by an arbitrator.”
Mike Mazzeo, a Rochester Police Locust Club union official, expressed disappointment at the news: “This is an example of cops being persecuted for political reasons.”