Family of man forced to wear antlers in racially charged photo fears more pictures out there

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Saturday, June 13, 2015
Chicago cops posed for photo with black man wearing antlers
A Chicago police officer who was fired after posing in a racially-charged photo wants his job back.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- The family of a man who says their son was forced by Chicago Police to appear in a racially-charged photo says they fear more pictures are still out there.

The FBI uncovered the decade-old photo during its investigation of the officer on the left, Jerome Finnigan.

Finnigan is serving federal time for shaking down drug dealers and plotting to kill a fellow cop.

The officer on the right is Tim McDermott, who was fired by the department when the photo surfaced. After McDermott sued for reinstatement, a judge upheld his firing.

As first reported, relatives say Michael Spann is the African-American man in the photo. They think more officers may have been involved.

Spann's uncle says two other officers were involved: one who took the picture and another who posed in other photos.