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New Orleans cops accused of beating hispanic man, calling him a “fake American”

July 29, 2018  |  Posted by: Michael Falzarano
New Orleans cops accused of beating hispanic man, calling him a “fake American”

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Two white rookie police officers in New Orleans were fired after being charged with the beating a Hispanic man who they allegedly called a “fake American.”

According to CBS News, ohn Galman, 26, and Spencer Sutton, 24 pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of simple battery.

Authorities say the officers were off-duty when they attacked Jorge Gomez outside a bar early Tuesday. Gomez’s face was badly bruised and his forehead required stitches.

John Galman and Spencer Sutton Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office

Gomez, who says he was born in the U.S. and grew up in Honduras, told reporters that the officers were angry that he was wearing a military camouflage-style outfit.

He says they called him a “fake American” and beat him after he said he’d served in the military.

Sutton’s attorney Jake Lemmon said his client and Galman, “maintain their innocence.”

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