Civil Liberties

Arrest of Man at LGBT Festival in Philly, Caught on Tape, Leads to Internal Affairs Investigation

In the Gayborhood section of Philadelphia


The arrest of a man during this month's Outfest LGBT street festival, which was caught on video and posted online, has prompted Philadelphia Police to launch an internal affairs investigation.

The video, posted to YouTube and embedded below, shows Anthony Reto being held to the ground on the corner of 12th and Locust Streets in the Gayborhood section of the city on the afternoon of Oct. 13. An unidentified plain clothes Philadelphia Police officer appears to be holding the 23-year-old by the back of the neck as he screamed "help me."