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NYPD's Internal Affairs Now Investigating False Arrests At Porn Shops

Saturday's protest at Mayor Bloomberg's UES home has drawn the attention of the NYPD's Internal Affairs Bureau which is now looking into the allegations of false arrests of gay men at the city's adult bookstores. The most vocal victim of the campaign, Robert Pinter, was visited at his home by the IAB early this week. Via Duncan Osborne at Gay City News:
Pinter was visited by two IAB detectives at his East Village apartment the evening of February 15. The officers, identified by Pinter as a Lieutenant Hickey and a Sergeant Prentice, told him that the "differences" between his account of his arrest in press reports and that given by his arresting officer had prompted the inquiry. Pinter, who spoke with the two officers for no more than 15 minutes, said they told him, "We need to talk to you before we can launch the investigation." The two officers also asked Pinter if he was going to sue the city.

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