HomeResourcesAVP ResourcesPress Conference on anti-LGBTQ police violence incident to be held Tuesday, June 11th, 2 pm at 1 Police Plaza

Press Conference on anti-LGBTQ police violence incident to be held Tuesday, June 11th, 2 pm at 1 Police Plaza

The New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP) will hold a Press Conference on Tuesday, June 11th at 2 pm in response to a bias-motivated assault of Josh Williams, Ben Collins, and Antonio Maenza, three openly gay men in Bed-Stuy Brooklyn on Sunday, June 3rd by New York Police Department (NYPD) officers. The survivors reported that they were walking past the 79th Precinct when an NYPD officer accused one of the men of public urination and attacked him, throwing him against a police car. The officer was joined by other officers who also attacked the man, throwing him to the ground and pepper spraying him while he was in handcuffs. The survivor was handcuffed tightly, causing lacerations. The survivor's injuries were treated at a hospital, where he was again restrained with wrist and ankle cuffs. The group of officers also arrested the other two survivors. AVP has obtained video of the assault from the survivors, which can be viewed here.

pdf Read the full texy of AVP's Media Advisory here