Fort Lauderdale Police Chief Fired Over Minority-First Practices In Hiring And Promotions, Report Says

The city of Fort Lauderdale has fired its police chief Larry Scirotto, who has been in office for less than a year, following allegations of discriminatory practices for promotions.

Scirotto was sworn-in as police chief in mid-August, and the city had hired a law firm by November to investigate complaints of discrimination before he was fired on Thursday, according to a copy of the law firm’s report obtained by CNN.

Scirotto told CNN Saturday the report that triggered his termination from the department was “vague on the facts,” and was largely based on hearsay.

Continue reading at

More from our Recent Developments Blog.​

Get the last news.

The LRIS staff finds news stories on labor and employment issues affecting law enforcement, fire protection, corrections, EMTs and other public safety personnel.
Join our email list to receive these FREE updates.