Topics :: gay bar raid
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By Kilian Melloy | Tuesday Jul 12, 2011
Six police officers involved in the 2009 raid on a gay bar, the Atlanta Eagle, have reportedly been fired for lying about what happened on the evening in question. The raid has roiled the city’s politics and brought scrutiny to the police’s tactics.
By Kilian Melloy | Monday Jun 27, 2011
The New York City Police, along with agents from several other city and state authorities, conducted a surprise inspection on a Manhattan gay bar on the very night of the historic vote in Albany that brought marriage equality to the state of New York.
By Angela K. Brown | Wednesday Mar 23, 2011
The city of Fort Worth agreed Tuesday to pay $400,000 to a patron at a gay bar who was severely injured in a police raid two years ago, a settlement that avoided a federal civil rights lawsuit.
By Kilian Melloy | Tuesday Dec 7, 2010
The Atlanta city council has agreed to million-dollar settlement more than a year after four dozen police officers stormed a gay night spot and allegedly forced patrons to lie face-down on the floor in handcuffs and endure background checks during an hour-long search.
By Mark Thompson | Tuesday Nov 16, 2010
You’ve got to love a city that erects a bronze statue of a local gay magistrate accused of too closely examining the nether regions of three male suspects. There he is, Alexander Wood, at the corner of Church and Alexander in Toronto’s Gay Village.
By Kilian Melloy | Thursday Oct 21, 2010
Atlanta police defied a court order and destroyed evidence pertaining to a raid on a gay bar, a suit filed in federal court alleges.
By Kilian Melloy | Friday Mar 12, 2010
The case against the defendants in a trial stemming from a gay bar raid last summer in Atlanta has ended with the acquittals of all eight defendants.
By Scott Gordon | Wednesday Oct 21, 2009
A fired state agent involved in the controversial raid of a Fort Worth gay bar admits he made procedural mistakes but denies officers were overly aggressive or targeted the club because of its patrons’ sexual orientation.
By Kilian Melloy | Wednesday Jul 1, 2009
Questions, and outrage, over a police action at a gay bar in Fort Worth continue to mount, with one bar patron still in serious condition after sustaining a head injury.
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