Lake Arthur police officer fired after photo of him at KKK rally circulates

Published: Sep. 3, 2015 at 5:34 PM CDT|Updated: Nov. 2, 2015 at 6:34 PM CST
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LAKE ARTHUR, LA (KPLC) - A Lake Arthur police officer has been fired after a photo of him wearing KKK garb circulated on Facebook.

Raymond Mott doesn't deny that the photo is him, but says it was taken out of context.

The photo was taken last summer at a Ku Klux Klan meeting in North Carolina, according to a report from KATC. Mott said it was an anti-immigration rally.

"The picture speaks for itself," he said. "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."

The Lake Arthur town council on Wednesday night unanimously voted to fire Mott. He claims that his termination is illegal because the town didn't follow the proper protocol.

Mott has previously worked for the Jennings Police Department, the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office, the Youngsville Police Department and the Eunice Police Department.