Man Sues Jersey City Police For Anti-Gay Attack During Series Of Wrongful Arrests
A New Jersey man says two police officers wrongly arrested him.
According to NJ.com, New Jersey resident Rudell Pruitt says he was walking around Gifford Avenue in Jersey City on May 17, 2017 when two officers approached him.
Former Sgt. John Ransom and Officer Gabriel Moreano stopped him and allegedly beat him while calling him an anti-gay slur and “one of the girls.” The officers then searched, arrested, and imprisoned Pruitt without a warrant and on charges of aggravated assault on a Police Officer, resisting arrest, and unlawful possession of suspected marijuana.
All said charges were found as false, according to the linked document below. Charges were then downgraded to disorderly persons charges before being entirely dropped.
Now, Pruitt has filed a three-count lawsuit against the two cops, and