Friday, September 01, 2006

Klan Member Ordered Reinstated As State Trooper

Klan member ordered reinstated as State police officer

OMAHA, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- An arbitrator ordered the Nebraska State Patrol to reinstate a trooper who was fired after his membership in the Ku Klux Klan was revealed.

The decision to reinstate Robert Henderson, who was fired after admitting to membership in the KKK and posting on a message board for white supremacist group the White Knights, has sparked controversy among those who disagree with the arbitrator's ruling that the State Patrol failed to demonstrate that Henderson poses a threat to the public or the police, ABC News reported Friday.

Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning has filed a motion to overturn the decision.
"We don't want this person on the staff (of the Nebraska State Patrol)," he said. "We don't want the agency destroyed by a racist like Bob Henderson."

Unless the appeal is granted, the state of Nebraska must reinstate Henderson, who has since resigned his membership in the groups and admitted that joining was a mistake, within 60 days.


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