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: Prosecutor’s Email Called Offensive

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…