Dispatches from the Creation Wars

More of that Police Accountability

Cop drives drunk, kills two people and leaves the scene of the accident. His fellow officers, beset with compassion for the victims, organize a fundraiser. For the cop who did it.

Chicago police officers are planning a benefit this weekend at their union headquarters for Joseph Frugoli, who is accused of crashing into a car while driving drunk on the Dan Ryan in April, killing two people.

An invitation to the event is posted on the Web site of the Fraternal Order of Police, and appears next to the numbers “10-1,” radio code for officer in need of assistance.

“You’re invited to assist Detective Joe Frugoli,” the posting reads. Tickets cost $50. A detective lists his name and phone number for further information.


Why he doesn’t deserve the fundraiser:

Police said Frugoli’s blood-alcohol content was more than three times the legal limit when his Lexus SUV struck a car that had pulled over on the Dan Ryan Expressway north of 18th Street. The car exploded into flames and killed Andrew Cazares, 23, and Fausto Manzera, 21.

Frugoli is also accused of leaving the scene.

The union says they have nothing to do with it, but the event is being hosted at their headquarters.