A Connecticut police officer who belonged to a far-right group accused a civil rights organization’s leader, who had complained to his department, of trying to “silence conservative voices,” according to a letter obtained by The Associated Press.
In his letter, addressed to East Hampton’s police chief, Officer Kevin Wilcox said he was a dues-paying Proud Boys member for about eight months. But he said he quit the group because he suspected its members would be attacked by “far-left political organizations” and labeled as bigots due to their “love” for President Donald Trump.
The AP obtained a copy of Wilcox’s July 31 letter in response to a public records request.
The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law called for Wilcox'