On Tuesday night, a gay man from Charlotte, North Carolina named Kenny Coppedge told FOX46 that he and boyfriend Jordan Frye were leaving a bar on Yancey Road when a woman approached. Then friends of the woman’s, who appeared to be drunk, approached, and accused the men of stealing from her purse.
The men told Coppedge and Frye that they were cops and threw Coppedge to the ground, pinning him and scraping his neck and face.
“By the time officers with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) arrived, however, Coppedge said the men spoke briefly with officers before being allowed to leave. CMPD did not respond to FOX 46’s multiple requests for comment on Tuesday. A police report reads that the victims were assaulted by an unknown suspect. Coppedge believes the assault came at the hands of off-duty officers who said they were from New Jersey. reported FOX46.