Criminal charges have been dismissed against a gay San Francisco man who was allegedly beaten by police during an altercation in the Castro last year.

Sergio Lugo, 42, was severely injured during what the San Francisco Public Defender’s office called an “illegal detention” in a January 12 news release.

According to the public defender’s office, Lugo was falsely accused of assaulting a San Francisco Police Department officer when plainclothes police illegally detained him in February 2021.