A grand jury has decided to file no criminal charges in a gay bashing incident in June in Rochester, New York, in which two groups of people were assaulted in attacks that took place separately. A total of eight people were attacked, beaten, kicked, and hit with a metal pipe according to reports.
Instead of arresting the gay bashers, police arrested the victims, even calling one of them a “drunken dyke.” The victims have filed a civil rights lawsuit. In September, a civilian panel looking into those charges found them legitimate.
“Although three people in the two groups who were allegedly attacked were charged with non-criminal charges of disorderly conduct following a confrontation with police after the incident, no other charges have been filed against anyone involved, including the alleged victims, the alleged attackers, or police officers. ‘I can’t get into what happened in the grand jury room, but what I can say is that the grand jury considered the entire incident and all of the relevant facts and circumstances concerning that incident, and based on that review, they made the determination that there was no basis for any additional charges,’ Green said. Aside from the pending disorderly conduct charges being heard in City Court, the criminal case is closed, Green said.”
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