Third Cop Accused of Trumping Up DUI Charges

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    In the past year, two other officers have been the subject of internal police investigations for their DUI arrests.

    Two Chicago men on Wednesday filed lawsuits against the city and a police officer they said trumped up DUI charges against them.
    The separate federal suits allege that Town Hall District Officer Richard Fiorito violated the civil rights of James Dean Jr. and Shawn Rauch, the Chicago Tribune reported.

    The men's attorneys accuse Fiorito of manufacturing fake DUI and other traffic charges against motorists in a scheme to garner the extra overtime pay that comes with making court appearances on cases.

    In the past year, two other officers have been the subject of internal police investigations for their DUI arrests.

    [The Chicago Sun-Times has more on Dean's case.]