A Lake Arthur, Louisiana, police officer named Raymond Mott is upset that he was fired for attending a Ku Klux Klan rally and plans to sue over his dismissal, area ABC affiliate KATC reports. Mott was photographed at a rally in North Carolina in 2014 wearing Klan insignia and holding his left hand up in a Klan salute:
“The picture speaks for itself,” said Mott. “I’m standing at a rally against illegal immigration. There’s not much to be said about the picture. I’ve never denied it was me.”
From the Southern Poverty Law Center’s writeup on a piece in the local Jennings Daily News that’s paywalled:
“I have never even had a negative write-up in my file since my start in law enforcement as a reserve in 2006,” Mott told the Jennings newspaper. “I am not going to quit my job because I made a decision to support a cause I thought was right at the time - illegal immigration not racism,” he added.
A local district attorney says prosecutions involving Mott will be reviewed for potential bias.