Central Fla. Officer Resigns After KKK Allegations

FRUITLAND PARK, Fla. (AP) - A central Florida police officer has
resigned following allegations he was a member of the Ku Klux Klan.

Fruitland Park Police Chief Mark Isom says 28-year-old James Elkins resigned in January. The department had launched an internal
investigation following reports that Elkins was distributing fliers promoting the KKK.

Elkins has worked off and on for the department for four years. He had been on leave and receiving workers compensation after he
was in a car wreck while on duty. The police chief says Elkins'
involvement with the KKK occurred while he was on leave. He says
the department didn't find any indications that Elkins was racially
profiling motorists.

Messages left Friday at possible phone listings for Elkins were not immediately returned.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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