25-year-old Jacob Alejandro claims he was walking down Christopher Street when a police officer pushed him to the ground. Another officer is then said to have shouted “get the f**k up, you faggot.”
Alejandro was taken to the Sixth Precinct and charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.
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He was later diagnosed with fractured ribs.
Initially accused of jumping a police barricade and resisting arrest, all charges were later dropped.
Alejandro’s lawyer Baree Fett said:
“There is something particularly vulgar about discriminatory anti-gay conduct from police officers working at a gay pride event. This lawsuit is about obtaining a measure of justice for Jacob.”
Alejandro said in a statement he hopes the case makes a difference to “bias and bigotry from NYPD officers”.
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