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Ft. Lauderdale’s First Gay Police Chief Fired Over Minority Promotions

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Florida TV station WTVJ. He had been under investigation following complaints that he hired and promoted individuals by what the station called an “improper minority-first approach.”Scirotto formerly served as the assistant chief in Pittsburgh.

He joined the Fort Lauderdale police department following nationwide protests against police injustice after George Floyd’s murder in Minneapolis.WTVJ reports that three white police officers and one Hispanic police officer filed complaints with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) that accused the chief of promoting unfairly after he promoted a group of minority employees.The investigation into Scirotto’s hiring practices included speaking with 21 witnesses.

The report found that most were “dissatisfied” with his approach to promotions, according to CNN.“Many believed that Chief Scirotto made clear his intention to promote, based on race, gender, or sexual orientation," Lagerbloom told WTVJ.“There’s everything we have to do in the proper way.

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