Protests Against Cop in Drunken Crash Continue

Friends of 2 men killed upset that detective was released on bond

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    Joseph Frugoli walked out of the courthouse a free man this week, but friends of the victims think he should be behind bars.

    Family and friends of two men killed in a crash involving a Chicago police officer took their protest to City Hall Wednesday.

    Tests showed Detective Joe Frugoli had a blood alcohol level of about 3 times the legal limit when he smashed into a car stopped on the Dan Ryan, killing two men last week.

    Angry Protesters Beg for Justice

    [CHI] Angry Protesters Beg for Justice
    Relatives and friends of Andrew Cazares and Fausto Manzera protest at City Hall Wednesday, demanding for justice after officer Joseph Frugoli was released on bond. (Published Tuesday, July 28, 2009)

    He's now free on bond.

    Relatives of the dead men think he's getting special treatment.

    Crash Victims Knew Others Allegedly Killed by Drunk Cop

    [CHI] Crash Victims Knew Others Allegedly Killed by Drunk Cop
    Two men who died when they were hit by an off-duty cop last week knew two others who died in a crash by another allegedly drunk Chicago cop. (Published Tuesday, July 28, 2009)

    "Two lives were taken and a killer gets to walk free with $50,000. That's ridiculous," one of the protesters said.

    The group wants police officers who break the law to be treated the same way as anyone else.