Covington, Kentucky Police officer David Griswald testified yesterday in the preliminary of David Bruckman, (pictured above) who is charged with breaking into his ex-girlfriends house and savagely beating her and her two gay male friends after he warned her about “hanging out with homosexuals.”
Upon returning home accompanied by her two gay friends who decided to stay with her Bruckman called her apartment.
Via Micheal Monks of the River City News:
During one of those calls, one of the men picked up and told Bruckman that the woman would not speak with him and to stay away. That did not sit well with Bruckman, who allegedly responded with anti-gay epithets. A witness said Bruckman said, “Fuck you, faggots, cock-sucking bitches.”
The calls continued, and one of the gay men returned a call and left a voicemail that prompted Bruckman to pay the home another visit.
He was not alone.
“Her ex-boyfriend and someone else forced entry,” Griswald testified. “He doesn’t like her hanging out with homosexuals.”
The beatings were intense.
“Fuck you faggot” and “faggot bitch” is what Bruckman and the accomplice yelled, Griswald said, as they wailed on the two men, leaving them both with a pair of broken eye sockets, one with a broken nose, and both needing facial surgery.
But it didn’t stop there.
After the men were taken to a Covington hospital, the woman returned home.
Griswald said that 911 dispatch received a call from the woman’s phone but the call died almost instantly.
Officers responded to the home again and this time found no response at the door, even though what Griswald characterized as “thumping” could be heard from the inside. The police broke in and searched and only saw a dog barking at them.
Officers called for the woman by name but heard nothing.
They went upstairs.
That’s where they found Bruckman looming over the woman. Police argued with him but he refused to relent. Ultimately, Griswald said, force was used and Bruckman was taken into custody.
The woman had been physically assaulted with visible injuries to her head.
Bruckman, has ten arrests in the state of Kentucky including assault and multiple violations of emergency protective orders.
He is being held on $25,000 bond and faces charges of first degree burglary (two counts), second degree assault, first degree unlawful imprisonment, and violation of an emergency protective order.
There is no word if hate crime charges will be filed.
Bruckman’s accomplice is still at large.