Cops Accused of KKK Activities Were Undercover?
It’s no secret that the Ku Klux Klan is still an active organization today. But when new information about the discriminatory group arises, it’s always a shocker.
An FBI investigation alleged that two officers of the Florida Fruitland Park Police Department, Deputy Police Chief David Borst and Officer George Hunnewell, were members of the KKK.
The findings were released to Police Chief Terry Isaacs last week, but the investigative team has since released a new report that includes statements from Hunnewell’s wife.
According to the Associated Press, Ann Hunnewell, a secretary with the department before stepping down in 2010, told investigators that she and her ex-husband actually joined the group as part of an undercover operation.
At the request of former Police Chief Mark Isom, the couple was attempting to find out if another policeman was involved with the organization she said. However, they never paid dues, attended meetings or witnessed any criminal activity.
When the initial report first hit airwaves, Borst resigned last Thursday and Hunnewell, who had received five “letters of counseling” in the past year and was demoted from corporal in 2013, was fired last Friday.
If the cops were indeed members of the KKK, it’s clear that they just ignored the “protect and serve” part of their agreement.
“They [Fruitland Park Police Department] are a good group of people,” Isaacs told the Orlando Sentinel last week. “The last thing I was expecting to hear in the year 2014 was for a professional law-enforcement officer to be a member of a subversive organization.”
Mr. Isaacs wasn’t the only one who didn’t foresee this foolishness.
“It’s a tough situation,” Isaacs admitted. “But I’ve read the report, and it’s convincing.”