ABSO deputy terminated after his work computer was found to contain sexually explicit images of females compounded things for himself by publishing demeaning remarks about homosexuals to his former colleagues.
Already the target of a sexual discrimination suit, Lt. James Murray was fired the week of January 11th after BSO discovered “adult content matter” and “images of females in sexually explicit positions,” the investigation’s report reads.
The internal affairs investigation also uncovered 33 emails containing images of a male BSO lieutenant which, while not pornographic, showed the man’s “muscular build,” according to a sheriff’s office spokesman.
One email sent by Murray, a 25-year police veteran who worked in BSO’s Deerfield Beach division, read: “I’d bet this clown was at the festival in Wilton Manors,” a reference to the city’s Gay Pride events.
Why would Murray make the leap from “muscular” to “gay?” Is there a direct relationship between a man’s physique and his sexuality?
“I don’t know about that, but I know a lot of hot guys who are gay,” laughed Matthew Clark, a 21-year-old actor and model from Atlanta who was at The Manor Restaurant and Lounge as part of a group who might be described as equal parts “hot” and “gay.”
Broward Sheriff Al Lamberti has often publicly stated that his “office and officers would not allow or tolerate sexual harassment in his department.”