Suspect in assault accused of hitting cop
A Staten Island man accused of assault last fall in Manhattan’s Stonewall Inn has been arrested on charges of attacking two police
The Daily News says Matthew Francis was arrested Tuesday after he got into an argument with a homeless man and assaulted him.
Authorities say as he was being arrested, Francis kicked one of the officers, and punched another in the shoulder. He was being held on bail on charges of assault and resisting arrest. It wasn’t clear if he had an attorney.
Francis is awaiting prosecution in a Manhattan hate-crime charge. He was accused of yelling anti-gay slurs and taking part in an assault in the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village. The Stonewall Inn became a rallying point for gay rights in June 1969, when a
police raid sparked an uprising.