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Louisiana detective refusing to resign after photo of him at KKK rally last year surfaces


Louisiana detective refusing to resign after photo of him at KKK rally last year surfaces: [] Marcantel said he did a “thorough background” check prior to hiring Mott, checking with three other police agencies where Mott apparently worked. Those agencies weren’t publicly identified by the chief who said Mott’s “credentials showed no questionable history.”

“Everything was clear with his background check,” the chief told the newspaper. “I did everything I was supposed to do then, and now I’m just trying to do my job and keep the peace.

This isn't surprising to anyone following the #blacklivesmatter movement. There are racists and Klansmen in our law enforcement agencies throughout the country. But there are serious consequences to having virulent hate-mongers in positions of authority and, according to those consequences will now be investigated:

The detective has made more recent arrests than any other officer with the tiny Lake Arthur Police Department, and now those cases are under review for possible bias, given Mott’s involvement with the KKK, officials say.
Michael Cassidy, the district attorney for the 31st Judicial District Court, said arrests made by Mott leading the prosecutions will be reviewed.

“Certainly I am concerned because I recognize that all law enforcement officers should be objective and unbiased in order to do their jobs fairly and consistently,” Cassidy told the newspaper.

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