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Retired Philly officer again protests in uniformRetired Philly police captain protests in uniform with Occupy group; police union objects
PHILADELPHIA (AP) ' The Fraternal Order of Police says a retired Philadelphia police officer who was arrested in uniform during an Occupy Wall Street protest in New York last year should stop protesting with his old uniform on.
Ray Lewis, who retired in 2004, joined Occupy Philadelphia protesters in front of Independence Hall on Monday, again wearing his old uniform. He says he's speaking out against corporate greed and corruption and isn't breaking any law by wearing the uniform.
The president of the local FOP lodge says that the union's grievance committee is investigating and that Lewis could lose his FOP membership.
Philadelphia police Commissioner Charles Ramsey has told Lewis to stop wearing the uniform, saying that retirees have no authority to do so and that he found Lewis' conduct "disrespectful."
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