BEWARE:Homophobic Chicago Police Officer Richard Fiorito

We reported last month about the growing number of  FALSE DUI’s charges being brought foward against the gay community by this  “bad cop”.  Members of the Gay Liberation Network and attorneys for over 35 people falsely arrested by a Town Hall District police officer,  released police videotape showing that the officer trumped up the bogus charges.  

The officer – Richard Fiorito. Known to harrass the gay community in and around  Boystown.  Will  arrest you, even if you are NOT drunk and can pass the  road tests!

This past week, 15  MORE  plantiffs have filed suits against this allegedly anti-gay cop. 

Fiorito has been placed on desk duty since the charges were first issued in early October. 16 more plaintiffs recently joined the case with the original 21, leading the total to 37 lawsuits against the officer. All testimony from Fiorito in any of these pending DUI cases will be on hold until internal investigations from the Cook County State Attorney’s Office and Independent Police Review Authority are complete.

Cook County  State  Attorney  Anita Alvarez has now dismissed all pending Fiorito DUI casses, against the victims. Attorney  JOn Erickson  says, “My clients are elated Alvarez is finally doing the right thing and dismissing these cases, but will not rest until she indicts him for his crimes.”

Like that will happen!

ALERT!!   This Thursday night –
The Next Step to Stopping  Anti-LGBT Cop Officer Fiorito

This Thursday night, November 19th, is an excellent opportunity for you to send a message in person to the top Chicago Police Department brass about their allowing anti-gay cop Officer Richard Fiorito to remain employed by the City of Chicago.

7 PM, Thursday, Nov. 19    In front of Chicago Police Headquarters
3510 S. Michigan Avenue
Just a few blocks east of the “35th Street“ Red Line el station   (ample street parking is available too)
At 7:30 PM we will go inside to attend the Police Board meeting.  It begins with a half hour or so of formal business, followed by the public comment section.  In order to speak in this section, you must call the Board at 312.742.4194 before 4 PM at least a day in advance.

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