Gay rights groups condemn NYPD over alleged 'homophobic' arrest
Gay rights groups and anti-violence activists gathered Tuesday outside One Police Plaza to condemn NYPD officers they said wrongly arrested three men in Brooklyn last week because they were gay, saying it was indicative of the force's "homophobia."
Josh Williams, 26, alleges that he and two friends were called anti-gay slurs and assaulted after a police officer accused Williams of urinating on a building. Williams was wrestled to the ground, and was charged with resisting arrest.
"We did absolutely nothing wrong. What was done to us was wrong," Williams said Tuesday.
The NYPD said the officers saw Williams urinate on a dumpster in the 79th Precinct's parking lot, and that Williams was "combative and uncooperative."