An FBI investigation into two Florida officer’s Ku Klux Klan ties has led to the dismissal of one police officer and the resignation of another in Fruitland Park, Fla.
The two officers are Deputy Police Chief David Borst and Cpl. George Hunnewell. Borst resigned on Thursdsay and Hunnewell was fired on Friday. They were identified as Klansman by an FBI confidential source, according to an article published Monday by WFTV.
This isn’t the first incident of it’s kind in Fruitland Park. In 2009 officer James Elkins resigned after admitting he was a local Klan leader.
The FBI handed the case to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, which in turn referred it to Fruitland Park Police Chief Terry Isaacs, who began an internal investigation on Friday.
He told the Orlando Sentinel Saturday, “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.”
The allegations are tough for Isaacs to face, as Borst was his assistant, and was responsible for training many of the departments 13 full-time officers.
“I’m not saying I believe him. I’m not saying I don’t believe him. But I’ve read the report, and it’s convincing,” Isaacs said, regarding the report about Borst’s KKK ties.