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Peoria’s Mayor Responds to “Twitter” Raid

Peoria’s Mayor Responds to “Twitter” Raid

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Peoria’s mayor is defending his actions in response to a fake Twitter account set up in his name, saying he felt his identity was stolen and that the comments posted were “absolute filth.”

Mayor Jim Ardis addressed the issue Tuesday night at a City Council meeting where he faced criticism from council members and residents who felt he had abused his powers.

Ardis filed a criminal complaint over the Twitter account, which authorities say included posts about drugs and sex. As part of the investigation, police officers raided a home last week and seized computers and phones.

Ardis said Tuesday he felt he was “a victim of sexual doggerel and filth.”

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