CROWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. (WPIX)—Two women are claiming they were brutally attacked by several New York City police officers, who were also apparently yelling sexist and homophobic slurs at them, outside of a night club in Crown Heights.
Gay activists took to the streets of Brooklyn Saturday, protesting the alleged incident that reportedly took place May 16 in front of Ife Lounge. They claim police from the 77th Precinct used excessive force when arresting the two lesbian women.
"Tiffany and I were brutally beaten by the officers from the 77th precinct," explained Jeannette Grey. "The officers hit me with nightsticks and hurled anti-gay slurs at me while I lay on the pavement."
For its part, the New York City police department issued a statement, saying it responded to a call regarding a group of unruly and intoxicated people who were fighting with each other outside of the club. The statement goes on to say that Tiffany Jimenez, 19, one of the two women arrested, was so intoxicated she was rushed to the hospital.
The NYPD made clear, its internally investigating the civilian complaints that were filed.