Two police officers in Fruitland Park, Florida are off the force after an FBI investigation exposed the men's ties to the Ku Klux Klan.
The FBI passed the information contained in their confidential report on Deputy Police Chief David Borst and Officer George Hunnewell on to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, who alerted Fruitland Park Police Chief Terry Isaacs, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
"It's a tough situation. He was my assistant," said Isaacs about Borst, who denied any involvement with the Klan. "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."
Because belonging to the KKK is not in itself illegal, officials were not immediately sure how to address the matter.