A police officer from Chicago who has been accused of making false arrests for DUI has been placed on administrative leave.


According to a spokesperson for the Chicago Police Department, Officer Richard Fiorito has been placed on desk duty, pending an investigation by Internal Affairs.


A federal civil rights lawsuit has been filed against Fiorito by a total of 21 people.


Several plaintiffs allege that they were targeted by Fiorito as they were leaving bars in the city’s Boystown neighborhood.


According to a report from Chicago’s ABC7, the Cook County state’s attorney is conducting his own investigation into Fiorito.


Fiorito’s attorney claims the allegations are false.

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