LCSO, VPD investigating KKK flyers

| January 19, 2016

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VALDOSTA – The Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office and the Valdosta Police Department are investigating the distribution of recruitment propaganda for the Ku Klux Klan in Valdosta subdivisions.

At approximately 1 p.m. Monday, VPD was alerted to flyers being disseminated in two subdivisions int he 400 block of Eager Road, said VPD Lt. Kari Williams.

“It is believed the flyers were placed in the yards and driveways of the residents in the early morning hours,” Williams said. “The flyers, by their very nature, are repugnant but did not rise to the level of a specific threat.”

VPD is investigating the incident as a possible city ordinance violation and has shared information about the incidents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The police department has also  received information that flyers similar to the ones recovered in Valdosta have been distributed to other communities in Georgia and Alabama, Williams said.

“I have looked at the flyers, and I find their content offensive, and the fact they were distributed on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday is nothing more than a cowardly way to insult a well-respected civil rights leader,” said VPD Chief Brian Childress.

The Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the distribution of the same flyers in the Foxborough subdivision off of North Valdosta Road.

“Over Sunday night and Monday morning, somebody distributed them by dropping them off at each driveway,” said LCSO Capt. Stryde Jones. “They didn’t drop them off at every driveway, but there were numerous flyers.”

The sheriff’s office is also investigation the incident as a possible ordinance violation, Jones said.

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