“Mr Okorodudu has since received damages for his ordeal but the apology from the police was half-hearted to say the least.
“What is equally concerning is that the police’s own investigation concluded that the officers had done nothing wrong.
In an appeal for witnesses, British Transport Police said two men held Mr Mayrick in a headlock, throttled him and demanded that he apologise for being gay, taking his phone and threatening to stab him.
One of Mr Mayrick’s female friends, 25, was allegedly punched and pushed to the ground when she came to his defence.
Andrew Okorodudu, 47, was talking with friends in Camden when he was “grabbed” by non-uniformed police officers, thrown to the ground and handcuffed.
They had been tasked with apprehending a bicycle thief – who was standing metres away and looked on before cycling away on the stolen bike.
“I said that’s absolutely not going to happen, that’s not who I am.
But he got me so tight round the neck that if I didn’t say something I wouldn’t have been able to breathe.“Then one grabbed hold of me and got my head in a headlock.The other grabbed my phone and tried to make me apologise for being gay.It was only when the IOPC reviewed the evidence and issued a directive for a misconduct hearing that they were called to task over their behaviour.” A spokesperson for Scotland Yard said a civil claim for wrongful arrest, false imprisonment and assault was settled in October “by mutual agreement” but would not discuss its terms.The IOPC report described how a team of officers working on a bicycle theft operation were alerted after a silver bike was stolen in Camden.A spokesman said: “"Our research shows that one in five LGBT people have experienced a hate crime or incident in the last 12 months.