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Mon Aug 26, 2019, 06:24 PM

Removal of Transgender Women, Gay Man From DTLA Bar Being Investigated as Possible Hate Crime: Polic

Source: Associated Press

Removal of Transgender Women, Gay Man From DTLA Bar Being Investigated as Possible Hate Crime: Police

POSTED 1:31 PM, AUGUST 26, 2019, BY ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPDATED AT 02:39PM, AUGUST 26, 2019

The forceful removal of a group of transgender women and a gay man from a Los Angeles bar is being investigated as a possible hate crime, police said Monday. A complaint about an incident at Las Perlas bar Friday was filed with police detectives are investigating, said department spokesman Officer Jay Chaves.

Cell phone video showing security guards shoving and dragging two transgender women and a gay man out of the downtown bar was widely shared on social media over the weekend. Top police officials and Mayor Eric Garcetti promised a thorough investigation.

"Los Angeles is a place where hate against any person, regardless of gender identity, is not tolerated. My office is in communication with @LAPDHQ about the incident at Las Perlas, and will ensure a proper investigation is completed," Garcetti said in a tweet.

Khloe Rios, who recorded the video, said she and a group of colleagues from Bienestar Human Services, a nonprofit that focuses on health issues in Latino and LGBTQ communities, were having dinner when a straight couple approached them and started yelling slurs.

"They said, 'You guys are all men. You are not women. You don't belong here,'" Rios said.

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Mon Aug 26, 2019, 08:10 PM

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