A Louisiana police officer was fired on Wednesday after a photo of him giving a Nazi salute at a rally in North Carolina surfaced on Facebook, according to Acadiana news station KATC.
The Lake Arthur council on Wednesday voted unanimously to fire Raymond Mott, who is pictured on the far left wearing what appears to be KKK insignias. During the council meeting, Mott, a police officer with the Lake Arthur force, said that his firing was unfair and that the photograph was taken out of context.
“The picture speaks for itself,” he said, according to KATC. “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.”
Mott said that he plans to sue Lake Arthur over his termination.
“The process that it went through in order to terminate me was not within guidelines of Louisiana law,” he said, according to KATC. “Some information was put out that puts my family’s safety at risk. And I will be taking legal action. I’ve contacted an attorney already.”