Portions of the raid were captured on video.

The mayor of Fort Worth, Texas, has apologised for the controversial raid on the gay bar that took place on June 27 which left one man with a serious head injury.

While police said it was a routine bar inspection, witnesses said they used excessive force and aggression to arrest seven patrons.

At a rowdy City Council meeting on Tuesday, Mayor Mike Moncrief told the crowd of over four hundred people: “If you want an apology from the mayor of Fort Worth: I am sorry about what happened in Fort Worth.” The crowd responded with a standing ovation.

Nevertheless, several members of a gay group were escorted out of the building for shouting out and arguing with the mayor during the meeting. Moncrief later allowed public discussion before the meeting was concluded.

The Texas Alcohol Beverage Commission and the police have not yet finished investigations into the raid, although the mayor said he was also asking the US Attorney’s Office to review the department’s findings.

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