The Illinois city mayor whose complaints led to a police raid to unveil who was behind a Twitter account impersonating him now says his “freedom of speech” was at issue.
Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis, unhappy over the parody @peoriamayor Twitter handle that was falsely portraying him as a drug abuser who lost his “crackpipe,” complained to police, who then stormed a local residence last week to find the tweeting culprit.

Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis
“I still maintain my right to protect my identity is my right,” Ardis told the JournalStar ahead of a City Council meeting Tuesday.
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