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Brutal attack of Transgender Woman was not a hate crime, according to police



Dec. 3, 2015 Staff Report

The brutal attack of a transgender woman that took place in Jackson Heights Sunday is not being investigated as a hate crime, police said.

The victim was attacked following an argument with a man outside her 37-50 93rd Street home, when the suspect slammed the transgender woman’s head against the sidewalk, according to police.

The police released a photo of the victim this morning and are offering a $2,500 reward for any information that may lead to an arrest. The police believe that the victim knew her attacker, although the victim has yet been able to speak.

The 35-year-old victim, whose given name is Ricardo Sal but goes by the name Kathy, is currently in Elmhurst Hospital receiving treatment for facial and cranium fractures and bleeding in the brain.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male in his 30’s, according to police. He fled the scene after the attack.


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The article states the police are not investigating the attack as a hate crime. The police have not stated the attack was not a hate crime.


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