BARTOW, FL — A local prosecutor faces discipline for circulating an email to police about sending police dogs to a
gathering of community activists, State Attorney Jerry Hill said.
“Looks to me like a good opportunity for a K9 training exercise,” prosecutor Jack Riley wrote in July 2012 about meetings of the Polk Minority Justice Association, a predominantly black group, according to records released to The Ledger this week by the State Attorney’s Office.
Clayton Cowart, pastor of the Church of God the Bible Way in Winter Haven, heads the organization, commonly called PMJA, and its weekly Thursday night meetings are on church property. Late this week, Cowart said he was highly offended by Riley’s written remark.
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