A Central Florida town is reeling from the news that two police officers are no longer on the job because a confidential FBI report said they are members of a local Ku Klux Klan chapter. One officer was the deputy police chief of Fruitland Park.
The FBI report was provided to Police Chief Terry Isaacs by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE). It said that Deputy Chief David Borst and Officer George Hunnewell were members of a “subversive organization,” Isaacs said, adding that he could not be more exact because he was not authorized to release that information, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
Isaacs was preparing an internal investigation into the two officers on Friday, based on the report, which cited only confidential FBI informants. He told WFTV that there was no documentation or proof that the men were involved outside of the sources. Based on that information, the police chief placed both men on administrative leave.
“What you’ve seen is just the tip of the iceberg right now,” said the grand dragon who oversees the Florida chapter. "We have police officers, paramedics, judges. They’re everywhere."
Yeah. And we’re all so surprised.