The Chicago Fraternal Order of Police union is being hit with complaints over a benefit planned this week at the police union headquarters for officer Joseph Frugoli, who is accused of crashing into a car while driving drunk on the Dan Ryan in April, killing two people. Officers are throwing the bash with invitations marked “10-1,” the radio call for an officer in need of assistance. It is not clear if it is BYOB.
The invitations are posted on the union website and calls on other officers “to assist Detective Joe Frugoli” by buying tickets at $50 a pop.
Frugoli was certainly in need of assistance when he hit a car with his Lexus SUV on the expressway: he had a blood-alcohol content was more than three times the legal limit. He then fled the accident that left the car in flames, killing Andrew Cazares, 23, and Fausto Manzera, 21.
I am not sure what Martha Stewart recommends for centerpieces at such a party, but flaming shots are a must for the drinks.
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8 thoughts on “FOP FLOP: Chicago Police Throw Benefit for Officer Who Allegedly Drove Drunk, Killed Two People, and Fled the Scene of the Accident”
ITS KINDA LIKE WHEN A BLACKMAN KILLS SOMEONE AND BLACK REVERENS AND OTHER CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST DEFEND HIM,ISNT IT.EXCEPT THE POLICE OFFICER WAS INVOLVED IN A TRAGIC ACCIDENT ,BUT AT LEAST A WHITE MAN CAN ADMIT HE IS WRONG IF FOUND GUILTY.
Mike Spindell and anon nurse,
I view each of your professional fields’ obligations as similar to the oaths—professional and personal—that law enforcement officers pledge.
People are vulnerable during the times they encounter our services. I cannot image a nurse who did not genuinely care for the welfare of her patients nor a psychologist who treated his patients as just another source of income. We are/were there to serve, help, and protect. I do not think many people understand the gratification one gains through private or governmental public service, which is certainly not a quest for monetary enrichment.
Thanks, Mike Spindell for saying it better than I ever could.
FF LEO: Thank you for your well-articulated and thoughtful comment. As you said, “Double Standard law enforcement will likely never change.” Nonetheless, it’s gratifying and comforting to have confirmation that there are people of conscience and principle speaking on behalf of the law enforcement community.
That you were a LEO and I firmly believe actually took your job seriously and put devotion to duty over personal interests, just illustrates your integrity and intelligence. You are a role model of a good LEO, too bad many LEO’s don’t have the self awareness to see it that way.
Double Standard law enforcement will likely never change regardless of how many people an officer kills, the property he destroys, or the innocent lives of family members he ruins.
To have LEOs supporting this man–based on the overwhelming evidence that he killed two innocent people and then cowardly fled the scene to let them burn to death, without offering assistance–illustrates and confirms that the Double Standard is alive and ‘well’ beyond any reasonable doubt. With such a mindset, how can those LEOs ever demonstrate that they are unbiased in any of their decisions when they have the legal power to deprive citizens of their right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness during their actions in law enforcement?
Bad Boys what you gonna do when they come for you, bad boys, bad boys, bad boys.
I’m gonna throw a benefit for my bad boy.
I’m gonna buy a judge for you bad boy.
I’m gonna influence a juror for you bad boy.
I’m not gonna let the boys play with boy, bad boy.
Personally, I enjoyed the principled stand taken by “top cop” FOP President Mark Donahue, “… FOP members have a right to use the building,” he said, and emphasized that the FOP was not involved or advocating one way or the other regarding the Frugoli case. Yes that is the neutral, rights-based approach most cops take to alleged perps who kill innocent people while driving drunk. Friggin’ Frugoli!
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