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Gay Cop Told Marching in Gay Parade a 'Discredit'

6/7/2011 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned a gay cop will file a complaint against his department, after he was denied the right to march in uniform Sunday in the West Hollywood Gay Pride Parade because it would bring "discredit" to his department.

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Gloria Allred is repping the California officer, who made a written request to march in uniform with other gay law enforcement officers and citizens.  Allred says the Department responded IN WRITING that the march would be a "discredit" to the cop shop.  Yes, in writing -- stuuuuupid.

Allred will hold a news conference Tuesday at 11 AM PDT in her L.A. office and the cop will appear.

We're told the cop will announce he's filing an employment discrimination complaint against the department based on sexual orientation ... though Allred won't reveal which department she's targeting until she takes the mic.

TMZ will live stream the news conference.



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Brayden Allum    

Any police officer, firefighter or military personal to participate in political activity while in uniform. Common sense. It does not matter if you have for or against the Republican democatic gay, human rights, equality, communism, abortion, what have you. You want to participate and exercise their rights as a private, fine, fine, and then dress like a normal person. While I was in uniform represent another cycle of themselves, and the Department should be neutral when you walk, you're not neutral.
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1199 days ago
17.

Laughing at celebrities is fun.    

You don't own the uniform. Case dimissed.

1199 days ago
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@714Dre    

bobo you hit it right on the dot! 100% agree!

"No Police Officer, Firefighter or Military personel are allowed to participate in political activity while in uniform. Common sense. Doesn't matter if its pro or anti gay, republican, democatic, communist, equal rights, abortion, what have you. You want to participate and exercise your rights as a private citizen, fine, great, then dress like a private citizen. While in uniform, you represent the department, not yourself, and the department is supposed to be neutral, if you are marching, you are not neutral."

1199 days ago
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Puckett    

"Allred will hold a news conference Tuesday at 11 AM PDT in her L.A. office and the cop will appear."

In uniform no doubt, while off duty, and pursuing his own personal agenda. No wonder Gloria Allred is involved... Which reminds me. Who tipped TMZ off to this story anyway? Gloria Allred? Because no one else is reporting it. Just like her past pleas for publicity that show up on TMZ first.

What's funny is that Gloria Allred was a once respected civil rights attorney, but all of that is just a distant memory now. Now she's just another ambulance chaser that has to leak her press conferences to gossip rags like TMZ if she wants any publicity at all.

Hard to believe that soulless bitch was once a champion of legitimate legal issues like women's rights. What a sellout circus clown freak she has become.

What she participates in is nothing short of legalized extortion. If anyone who isn't an attorney tried to do what she does they would be indicted and prosecuted for extortion.

1199 days ago
20.

Puckett    

As always Gloria picks her battles and she will win. If this went to a jury they would never agree that a Gay Pride parade isn't inherently political in nature, and if it's political in nature it's legitimate for the Dept. to say NO you can't participate in an off duty political event WHILE IN UNIFORM.

But it won't go to a jury. The Dept will settle and put it behind them for expediency, and that is what morally bankrupt ambulance chasers like Allred count on. WINNING!

1199 days ago
21.

baby    

the cop woeks for us, is paid by us, and it is highly inappropriate to be in something lik ehtis in his uniform, these people are nasty who run around telling their sex in public, gays are trash

1199 days ago
22.

MS    

HWLLO!?!?! Saying it will be a discredit has NOTHING to do with being gay! He is OFF DUTY!!! What's he going to do if trouble breaks out and someone needs his help? "Sorry, I'm off duty" People are idiots. Other people can't get a job and this moron is suing because he can't wear his work uniform in an off duty event. You want to wear your work uniform? GO TO WORK!

1199 days ago
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tgrfan42069    

i dont blame the police department..that is a WORK UNIFORM not a village people costume.

1199 days ago
24.

steve    

this is related to entertainment news, how?

1199 days ago
25.

wasted days and wasted nights    

Maybe he just wanted to be sure the coffee shop along the parade route would hook him up with free donuts.

1199 days ago
26.

Firefly    

What if every lawyer held a press conference for every client? Why is it that this skank Alread has to hold a press conference every time she reps someone? Why does she get special treatment with the media? Is the media going to give time to all the other lawyers if they decide to hold press conferences. That would be all we would be able to watch on TV because everyone is suing everyone these days. Perfect solution: arrest Alread for being a corrupt extortionist that uses the media to win her cases. Tell the cop he has no business wearing his uniform while not on duty. Is he trying to loose what little respect the police have with the public? Just for an example, I don't think it would work out to well if the gays in the military decided to hold a parade wearing their uniforms in Afghanistan. LOL

1199 days ago
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tgrfan42069    

Firefly 12 minutes ago

What if every lawyer held a press conference for every client? Why is it that this skank Alread has to hold a press conference every time she reps someone? Why does she get special treatment with the media? Is the media going to give time to all the other lawyers if they decide to hold press conferences. That would be all we would be able to watch on TV because everyone is suing everyone these days. Perfect solution: arrest Alread for being a corrupt extortionist that uses the media to win her cases. Tell the cop he has no business wearing his uniform while not on duty. Is he trying to loose what little respect the police have with the public? Just for an example, I don't think it would work out to well if the gays in the military decided to hold a parade wearing their uniforms in Afghanistan. LOL
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now that **** are allowed in the military openly thats what will happen next..a few will want to wear their military dress uniforms to the parade then get butt hurt when they get dicipline for it.they will play the im gay so they are bullying me tatic like most gays always play.

1199 days ago
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tgrfan42069    

We're told the cop will announce he's filing an employment discrimination complaint against the department based on sexual orientation .. though Allred won't reveal which department she's targeting until she takes the mic.

it has nothing to do with his sexual orientation thats whats wrong with race and the *******..its like minorities think they should be able to run around doing what ever they please just because they are black brown or *******.when he puts on that uniform he is going to work.that is a UNIFORM not a costume to parade around it saying look here im a ****** and im a cop.

1199 days ago
29.

hotrn216    

Why do we have to constantly here about gay rights? If you don't agree with anything that the gay community does you're public enemy number one. I don't care if your straight or gay that means I don't care about who you choose to sleep with. Please just wear the uniform you worked so hard to wear and get over yourself.

1199 days ago
30.

justsaying    

I'm just so sick and tired of these people trying to convince intelligent people who have common sense that a man sticking his penis in another man's rectum is a good and natural thing. The rectum is a sewer system. The only difference between his sewer system and a man-made sewer system is that a man-made sewer system is about 98% cleaner. These gays and lesbians are sick and anyone who dosen't play into this political correct crap knows it. THEY ARE SICK!! PERIOD!!! And how they can be proud of spreading hiv to innocent people is something I'll never understand. And how idiots support them killing innocent people must make God ask "what has thou wraught?"

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