Fla. Police Chief Fired For Showing Preference to Non-White Officers, Command Staff

Fla. Police Chief Fired For Showing Preference to Non-White Officers, Command Staff

Anti-white racism continues to be allowed in the bluest parts of our country as it is practiced by ‘persons of color,’ though one lefty in Florida appears to have pushed it too far.

A police chief in Florida was fired after an internal investigation found that he regularly engaged in discriminatory hiring practices, once even remarking “that wall is too white” when viewing photos of the department’s command personnel.

“Larry Scirotto — who took over the Fort Lauderdale Police Department in August — was fired by the city manager on Thursday, according to a press release,” the New York Post reported, adding: “The report followed several discrimination complaints that alleged Scirotto, 48, made hiring and promotion decisions with an illegal race-based approach.”

A former assistant chief in Pittsburgh, Scirotto became the first openly gay chief hired in Fort Lauderdale last year. He is also of mixed race.

Translated: Americans who are gay and persons of color, in growing numbers, appear to believe they have a license to be overt racists and bigots themselves to others who don’t look like them or share their lifestyles and views.

The Post notes further:

A 12-page investigation into the bias complaints concluded that Scirotto created a “divisive atmosphere” in the department, and that he once pointed to a conference room wall of photos of the department’s command staff and declared, “that wall is too white,” and “I’m gonna change that,” according to CNN.

In another incident, the investigation found that Scirotto said “which one is blacker?” when considering a promotion — an incident the former police chief denies took place.

The report quoted Scirotto, who headed the police department for just six months, as saying he intended to “consider diversity at every opportunity.”

Again, saying things like “consider diversity at every opportunity” has come to mean the same as “I’m going to be as openly anti-white as I can because I think I can get away with it.”

Except for this time.

“Overall, there is a very divisive atmosphere within the department based on the perception the chief is intentionally using race, gender and sexual orientation as attributes necessary for promotions,” says the report. “While the goal to diversify is an important and laudable goal it must be accomplished in a legally permissible manner.”

In an interview with Fox affiliate 7News, Scirotto claimed that the non-white candidates “deserved to be promoted.”

“Those minority groups are now being treated as if they were less than deserving, and that’s not the case, and it never was,” he told the local station.

“The promotions that I made are of the minority candidates, were because they were exceptional candidates, and they excelled in every level of the organization,” he noted further. “They deserved to be promoted, and by the way, they happened to be minority. It wasn’t because they were minority.”

Regarding the reported “Which one is blacker” remark, Scirotto told the outlet he never said that.

However, on Friday, Fort Lauderdale City Manager Chris Lagerbloom noted that the report clearly revealed that the diversity promotion was illegally conducted.

“We strive to be diverse in our organization. We strive to represent the community that we serve. There’s just certain lawful ways to allow that diversity to happen,” he said, according to 7News, “and in this case, the investigative report indicated we didn’t quite follow the law in how we were working towards those diverse positions.”

Two Fort Lauderdale police officers filed a discrimination lawsuit in October claiming they had been passed over for promotions because of their skin color, sexual orientation and gender, according to the Sun-Sentinel.


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