Protesters outside City Hall on Friday said they were outraged that Municipal Court Judge Patrick Dugan, who acquitted former police Officer Jonathan Josey of assaulting a woman attending the Puerto Rican Day Parade, was married to a police officer.
"Married to a Cop / Endorsed by FOP / How 'Impartial' / Can Dugan Be," read one sign at the noon rally, attended by about 40 people.
Dugan is married to Officer Nancy Farrell Dugan. He was endorsed for election by the Fraternal Order of Police.
Those connections became known Tuesday, the day Dugan acquitted Josey of assaulting Aida Guzman.
Guzman appeared with her lawyer, Enrique Latoison, at Friday's protest, and in Spanish thanked the crowd for its support. Latoison said he wanted the U.S. Attorney's Office to investigate the case. He also plans to file a civil suit.