A federal jury has awarded a $1.75 payout to a New York man harassed by police for being gay.
Police had arrested Louis Falcone in June 2015 after a fight with his brother. Upon arriving at his home, the police dragged him from the house to his yard and began beating him, punching and kicking him to the point where Falcone suffered a broken nose and spinal injuries. Worse, they shouted “f*ggot” at him in the process. Police never charged Falcone with a crime.
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A neighbor caught the attack on video, which helped convince the jury that Falcone suffered needless harm.
“Mr. Falcone was very credible and the video showed what happened,” said Adam Roth, Falcone’s attorney. “I think the officers’ stories were not totally credible.”
Lawyers for the Staten Island Police are currently exploring further legal options to appeal the verdict.
Headline says $1.75 million; article says $1.75. Which is it?
$1.75 after tax?
The lawyers took all but $1.75.
And the cops that obviously violated the law so badly that they cost the city over a million dollars…..are they still working? Were they punished?
It’s click bait time!!!
How is this “click bait”? Please explain.
$1.75 payout? ?
But seriously, the article mentions the slur is worse than the broken nose and spinal injuries. I would beg to differ.
Based on the limited info given here it sounds well deserved! Still I’d like to hear the entire story so I can make my own mind up, but Queerty editors are never I interested in the truth just in promoting an agenda that cops are evil and whites are all racists!
It’s adorable that the troll account that normally defends attacks on LGBT is trying to subtly insinuate that there is still a question about this.
Except for the fact that the video is public, the court found for him and said the cops had acted against the law.
So claiming you don’t have the information… (eye Roll)
Was there another video other than the one posted in this article? I couldn’t make out any words being said and can barely see what’s going on since the person videotaping is across the street. I can’t see how this video was instrumental in the victim winning his case, although I’m glad he did.
Terrible video can’t see much also we don’t know what was said or done inside the house either ..$1.75 won’t buy a beer
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