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Wife: Officer Joined KKK Undercover

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A cross is seen on the hand of a member of the Fraternal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, while participating in the 11th Annual Nathan Bedford Forrest Birthday march July 11, 2009 in Pulaski, Tennessee. With a poor economy and the first African-American president in office, there has been a rise in extremist activity in many parts of America. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center in 2008 the number of hate groups rose to 926, up 4 percent from 2007, and 54 percent since 2000. (Source: Spencer Platt )

A cross is seen on the hand of a member of the Fraternal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, while participating in the 11th Annual Nathan Bedford Forrest Birthday march July 11, 2009 in Pulaski, Tennessee. With a poor economy and the first African-American president in office, there has been a rise in extremist activity in many parts of America. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center in 2008 the number of hate groups rose to 926, up 4 percent from 2007, and 54 percent since 2000. (Source: Spencer Platt )

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FRUITLAND PARK (CBSMiami/AP) —  The ex-wife of a Florida police officer says she and her ex-husband  joined the Ku Klux Klan to investigate whether another officer was part of the group.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement made public Tuesday parts of a report that led Fruitland Deputy Chief David Borst to resign and Officer George Hunnewell to be fired last week.

In the report, Ann Hunnewell says she and her ex-husband joined the KKK in 2008 at the request of the police chief to find out if another officer was a member. That officer later resigned.

Ann Hunnewell was a secretary for the department at the time.

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