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October 12, 2007

BREAKING NEWS: NYPD investigated for misconduct in Mr. Black raid

gaysocialites.blog  has exclusively learned that the Civilian Complaint Review Board is investigating allegations of police misconduct with the raid at Mr. Black on September 1, 2007.

gaysocialites.blog broke the story that weekend.

At the time, Mr. Black was an afterhours club in Manhattan catering to the gay and underground clubbers looking for a place to lay low in dark corners or dance the night away.

On September 1, 2007 police raided Mr. Black and arrested 32 people, 15 of which were staff members. Police later confirmed that none of the Mr. Black staff who was arrested were actually dealing drugs. Instead, they were hauled downtown for "criminal nuisance".

According to the NYPD the staff is accused of harboring drug dealers and not speaking up when illegal activities were conducted inside the club.  The charges against the staff were later dropped.

Now, the CCRB, an independent city agency staffed entirely by civilians that investigates allegations of police misconduct, wants to know what went wrong.

According to an investigator on the case, the CCRB wants to know exactly what happened early that morning.

"As part of our investigation, the CCRB is attempting to reach out to those individuals who were present when the incident occurred," she said.

If you were a part of that raid or have any information that might aide the investigation into possible police misconduct, please contact gaysocialites.blog immediately () so we can get you in touch with the investigators.

This story is developing, and we will keep you up-to-date as information is available.

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