Raymond Mott, a detective with the Lake Arthur Police Department (LAPD) in Louisiana, confirmed to the Jennings Daily News (JDN) Saturday that he is one of two men in a KKK photograph that has gone viral.
Mott says it was taken in August 2014 at what he called an “anti-illegal immigration rally,” led by the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan in North Carolina.
The police chief of the Lake Arthur PD, Ray Marcantel, said if Mott does not resign by today, he’ll ask the town council to fire him.
“I refuse to resign,” Mott told JDN. “I have been baptized – after the events and have the documents to prove that – and a short while after my baptism, I have become an ordained minister and started a charity-based ministry in Lake Arthur.”
Mott initially said he attended the Klan rally in Troy, N.C., as part of a “secret mission” for the FBI, but he later said that wasn’t true.
Marcantel said he did a “thorough background” check on Mott prior to hiring him and “everything was clear.”
“I did everything I was supposed to do then, and now I’m just trying to do my job and keep the peace,” the chief told the newspaper.
Source: Black America Web | EURWeb