K-9s Against Peaceful Civil Rights Protestors

LAKELAND, FL — Recent revelations about the content of an email by an Assistant State Attorney to members of at least two Polk County law enforcement agencies have sparked outrage and fear within the Polk County African-American community. The email contained a suggestion that LEOs use K-9 units against peaceful civil rights workers at a rally. For…

The Ledger: Poor and Minority Justice Association Claims Polk County Sheriff’s Deputies Spied at Meeting

WINTER HAVEN, FL —  The Polk County Sheriff’s Office sent undercover officers to a Winter Haven community activist group’s meetings to spy on it and did the same thing later during a gathering of multiple groups at Polk State College, according to records recently obtained by The Ledger. Two Hispanic men who seemed sympathetic with concerns raised at the…