Police Under Fire for Handling of Attack on Pop Star

Aug 16, 2011  •  Post A Comment

Police in New York are being criticized for their handling of an attack on a pop singer outside an East Village nightclub, the New York Post reports.

Some New Yorkers are accusing the police of giving preferential treatment Gavin DeGraw following the attack. As previously reported, DeGraw was hospitalized after reportedly being assaulted by three men and then later being hit by a taxi.

DeGraw is best known for his hit song "I Don’t Want to Be," which is the theme song for The CW’s "One Tree Hill."

The police have plastered the neighborhood with fliers asking witnesses to the attack to come forward, reading, "The police need your help," the Post reports.

One resident, Eddie Hunt, said "I know like six people that have been mugged. I know three bike riders that have been run over. The cops don’t put up fliers for them."

So far the investigation hasn’t turned up new leads.

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