Rick Fitzgerald, a police officer in Fresno, California, was allegedly identified as a member of the Proud Boys and suspended after photos and videos of him at a Proud Boys march were posted online.
Rick Fitzgerald Seen At Proud Boys March In YouTube Video. “Officer Rick Fitzgerald was spotted in the YouTube footage posted by Eddie Block, a Madera man who is a former Proud Boy. Block’s home was raided by the FBI in late January. After police became aware of the footage, Chief Paco Balderrama launched an internal affairs investigation, according to a statement released by the department Sunday night.” [Fresno Bee]
Fitzgerald Put On Leave After Proud Boy Video Surfaces. “An officer with the Fresno Police Department was placed on administrative leave Sunday night as the department investigates his alleged ties to the far-right extremist group, The Proud Boys.” [Your Central Valley]
Fresno Police Chief: “No Place In Our Ranks” For Racists. “”Although at this point these are merely allegations and the matter will be fully investigated, it is important to maintain the integrity and legitimacy of our police department,” Chief Balderrama added. The statement ended with Chief Balderrama explaining that there is, “no place in our police ranks for any biased, racists, or anti-Semitic views.”” [KMPH]
Rick Fitzgerald Photos
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