FOP Takes Pride in Diversity of Ranks

The Rich Zeoli Show
July 19, 2019 - 11:29 am

PHILADELPHIA (1210 WPHT)- Lieutenant John Hoyt, FOP Lodge 5 Recording Secretary, addressed the social media posts that will cost 13 officers their jobs. 

"Obviously, we condemn racism, sexism, threats of violence of course," said Hoyt, in an interview with The Rich Zeoli Show. "One of the things we pride ourselves in, being a major city department, is...on the diversity of our ranks and how we all work together."

Hoyt acknowledged that many speak "in the heat of the moment" and would "probably regret" saying it.

"The problem with social media is, once you say it or post it online, it's immortalized," said Hoyt.

"We're asking for due process in the proper venue, not in the media."​

Listen to the full interview below.