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NYPD cop shoved, spat slurs at transgender woman, suit says

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A transgender woman said an NYPD officer called her a “f—t” and racist slurs instead of helping her fend off an attacker in a Manhattan park, new court papers allege.

Luis Cruz claimed she called cops on April 11 as a man harassed her inside Tompkins Square Park — but instead of coming to her aid, one female officer continued to victimize her, according to Cruz’s Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit.

The cop — identified as a defendant only by her last name, Moore — allegedly shoved Cruz and spewed slurs at her, including telling her “get away from me, f—-t,” the court papers say.

Moore then “falsely detained” Cruz — while her alleged male attacker hit Cruz with a metal chain and spit on her, the suit charges.

Cruz claims Moore did nothing and “refused to arrest the male who struck, spit and insulted plaintiff due to plaintiff’s race and sexual orientation in being a transgender female.”

The man was only arrested after Cruz dialed 911, prompting a police sergeant to respond and order Moore to arrest him, the court papers say.

Cruz then “made a formal complaint” about Moore to the sergeant, the documents say.

Officer Moore then "falsely detained" Cruz, while her alleged male attacker hit Cruz with a metal chain.
Officer Moore then “falsely detained” Cruz, while her alleged male attacker hit Cruz with a metal chain, according to the lawsuit.
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She claims the officer discriminated against her and was negligent in carrying out her duties as a cop.

“We’ll review the case when we are served,” a spokesman with the city Law Department told The Post.

The NYPD did not immediately return a request for comment.

Additional reporting by Craig McCarthy

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