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Gay Florida officer wins right to keep police certification despite porn past

”I’m feeling so happy, I can’t even describe it. It’s been over two years, struggling for this. It’s not over yet, but this is a huge accomplishment… Hollywood did not want me to be a cop anymore — anywhere.”

Michael Verdugo, a 36-year-old former police officer for Hollywood, FL, who once participated in a bondage film when he was 22. A 2008 appearance on an HGTV reality show led to exposure of Verdugo’s past and, it is reported, he was eventually fired for not revealing the video on his resume. He is still suing to be reinstated as an officer. (NBC Miami) (Miami Herald)

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