ORLANDO, Fla. - Assistant State Attorney Kenneth Lewis has been suspended for a controversial Facebook post he made regarding the Orlando nightclub shooting, according to Angela Starke, a spokesperson for the State Attorney’s Office’s 9th Judicial Circuit.
Watch a replay of "Stories of Orlando Strong" here. The 30-minute special that aired on WFTV Channel 9 looked back at the shooting tragedy, stories of hope and survival, and how our communities have pulled together to heal.
Sunday morning’s shooting at Pulse nightclub, carried out by gunman Omar Mateen, killed 49 people and injured dozens of others, making it the worst mass shooting in U.S. history.
After the shooting, Lewis posted a statement on his Facebook page which read, in part, “The entire city should be leveled. It is void of any redeeming quality,” and, “It is a melting pot of 3rd world miscreants and ghetto thugs.”
Starke said Lewis was suspended because he violated SAO9's social media policy, which every employee is required to sign.
In 2014, Lewis came under fire after he posted, "Happy Mother's Day to all you crack hoes out there... It's never too late to tie your tubes, clean up your life...," on Facebook.
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