Corrupt cop likely to go free

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Just got this release from the Gay Liberation Network regarding the ongoing case against alleged corrupt cop Richard Fiorito who falsely targeted LGBT citizens.
Sources within the office of Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez say Ms. Alvarez won't prosecute corrupt cop Richard Fiorito.
 
Attorneys within the Cook County State's Attorneys office recently leaked to the Gay Liberation Network (GLN) that their boss, States Attorney Anita Alvarez, is planning on NOT prosecuting Chicago Police Officer Richard Fiorito. 
 
Videos from Fiorito's own squad car show he repeatedly committed perjury and obstruction of justice by falsely charging gays and other motorists with DUI.  Fiorito currently faces 37 civil rights lawsuits in federal court.
 
Some of the falsely charged have lost their jobs thanks to being held in lock up overnight or being forced to attend repeated, bogus court dates.  Several of Fiorito's victims report him yelling homophobic slurs at them during the false arrests. 
 
"While there is overwhelming probable cause to arrest Officer Fiorito for perjury and obstruction of justice, the fact that Anita Alvarez has failed to prosecute him should come as no surprise," said Andy Thayer, co-founder of the Gay Liberation Network.  "Under Alvarez's mentor, former Cook County State's Attorney Dick Devine, and his mentor, former Cook County State's Attorney and now-Mayor Richard M. Daley, two-and-a-half decades of torture of African Americans by Commander Jon Burge and other cops went unprosecuted."

***UPDATE*** Amy Wooten writing for ChicagoPride.com points out that '...Cook County State's Attorney's office spokeswoman Sally Daly told CP that Thayer's allegations are false." Read the whole story here

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