Cop Quits After Investigation Shows KKK Membership
Thursday, February 5, 2009 – updated: 9:59 am EST February 6, 2009
FRUITLAND PARK, Fla. -- A Fruitland Park police officer resigned after an investigation revealed that he was a member of the Ku Klux Klan. Eyewitness News discovered that officer James Elkins quit his job when the Fruitland Park Police Department opened an investigation.
Someone sent photographs of Elkins dressed as a KKK member and KKK certificates to the Lake County Sheriff's Office (see the photos). The agency decided to let the police chief of Fruitland Park handle the situation, but by that time Elkins had already quit.
James Elkins was off and on with the police department for nearly five years. In the pictures, Elkins was dressed in green and white with an old KKK uniform and a hand on his gun.
UPDATE: In doing a free search for James Elkins on the public court website for Lake County Florida, it appears that a James W(arner) Elkins has two closed cases on this site. One is for a traffic violation and one is for a divorce. One must wonder if this is the same James Elkins listed in the stories of this miscreant cop?