A gay man alleges several NYPD officers at New York’s Gay Pride Parade assaulted him last year in a lawsuit filed on Monday, according to Buzzfeed. 25-year-old Jacob Alejandro claims that on June 29th, 2014, a police officer pushed him down as he tried to leave the pride parade in the West Village neighborhood of Manhattan. The officer called Alejandro a faggot, and a group of officers piled on top of him before arresting him and took him to a local police station. Alejandro, a diabetic, alleges he repeatedly asked for medical attention, but when he received it, his blood sugar levels were three times higher than considered safe. After Alejandro’s release, he returned to a hospital, where he learned he had a broken rib. All of the charges against him were eventually dropped, and now Alejandro hopes to make a change within the police department through his lawsuit, which names New York City, the NYPD, 10 anonymous officers, and Lieutenant Jorge Tavarez.
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