FL assistant state attorney suspended over Pulse comments on Facebook

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Orlando – Assistant Florida State Attorney Kenneth Lewis is suspended for comments he made relating to the Pulse shooting.

According to Ninth Judicial Circuit state attorney’s office spokeswoman Angela Starke, Lewis was suspended June 17 for violating the SAO9 social media policy with a Facebook post early morning June 12.

A Facebook post made hours after the Pulse shooting by Assistant State Attorney Kenneth Lewis has resulted in his suspension.

A Facebook post made hours after the Pulse shooting by Assistant State Attorney Kenneth Lewis has resulted in his suspension.

“Disney may be the happiest place on earth but Orlando is a national embarrassment,” Lewis’ post states. He paints downtown Orlando to be a dangerous place and criticizes those who live there, saying the area is “a melting pot of 3rd world miscreants and ghetto thugs.”

This is not the first time Lewis has made a post on social media that has resulted in a review of his conduct. On Mother’s Day of 2014 Lewis posted the following to his Facebook page: “Happy Mother’s Day to all the crack hoes out there. It’s never too late to turn it around. Tie your tubes. Clean up your life and make a difference to someone out there that deserves a better mother.”

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About two hours after Lewis’ original post, he continues to criticize the downtown Orlando area.

That 2014 Facebook post caused Lewis to be temporarily reassigned.

Starke says right now, the Ninth Judicial Circuit state attorney’s office is unable to provide any more information about Lewis’ suspension because the issue is currently under review.

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