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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Not Even Gay Men Safe From Police Abuse.

A federal lawsuit filed by two men from Cleveland alleges that they were beaten by police officers, humiliated, and denied pants because they were gay.

Cleveland’s Fox 8 News reports that the men, Jonathan Simcox and Steven Ondo, were “subjected to derogatory name-calling and then hauled off to jail in their underwear, despite repeated requests to change clothes.”

The arrest last April stemmed from an incident that occurred a week earlier. The couple say they were confronted by a neighbor as they argued while walking home from a bar. The neighbor was an off-duty Cleveland policeman.

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