Deputy Police Chief David Borst and Cpl. George Hunnewell are off the job at the Fruitland Park, Fla., police department following FBI and Florida Department of Law Enforcement reports that they were members of a local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan, WFTV reports. Borst, a 20-year veteran of the force, denied involvement and resigned after an internal investigation was launched.
This isn’t the first time a Fruitland Park officer has been associated with the KKK. In 2009, then-Fruitland Park officer James Elkins resigned after admitting to Channel 9 that he was a local KKK leader. Pictures surfaced of Elkins in Ku Klux Klan gowns and hoods.