The GLLU, MPD’s Gay and Lesbian Liason Unit, serves the District’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender communities. Last week in police activity related to the GLBT community:
* All loiterers are created equal. On Friday, Oct. 24, police responded to a complaint about “disorderly juveniles” in Chinatown. After being told to leave, one of the juveniles requested to speak to the GLLU, then “complained he was being harassed based upon his race and sexual orientation.” The GLLU said the loitering procedure was standard and based on “specific complaints.”
* Expensive ride. Later that evening, a man requested assistance from police because he “reported he left his wallet on top of his vehicle and pulled away without retrieving it.” Unfortunately, “A search for the wallet was unsuccessful.”
* Ruff night. On Saturday, Oct. 25, a woman was attacked by a neighbors’ dog while walking her own dogs. She contacted the GLLU to report the attack; the GLLU notified the District of Columbia Animal Control.
* Car scratch fever. On Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008, a parking dispute turned to assault. Two drivers were arguing over a public parking space when one “scratched the victim’s vehicle with an unknown object.” The car scratcher was arrested and charged with destruction of property; during the arrest, the car scratcher’s boyfriend “became enraged and assaulted the victim in front of officers.” The boyfriend was then also arrested.
* Assault outside the Eagle. In the early morning of Saturday, Oct. 25, two men were “headed to a local bar” when they passed a group of five black males, all juveniles wearing “dark clothing.” Two of the boys punched both bar-goers while the boys “made homophobic comments. ” All five boys fled the scene; no arrest has been made.
* Hat trick. Later that morning, police responded to a robbery report in Thomas Circle. Upon arrival, a man informed police that he was returning from a bar when two suspects approached. One “acted as if he had a gun and demanded the victim surrender his property.” The man instead “grabbed the suspect’s hand,” provoking the two suspects, who then “physically assaulted the victim” and “took his hat.” Both were arrested.