ORLANDO, Fla. — The Orange-Osceola State Attorney’s Office suspended a top homicide prosecutor after he published a Facebook post, hours after the Pulse nightclub massacre, referring to nightclub-goers as “3rd world miscreants and ghetto thugs,” the Orlando Sentinel reported Friday.
Assistant State’s Attorney Kenneth Lewis violated the office’s social media policy and is under pending review, spokeswoman Angela Starke told the newspaper.
The Sentinel said the office referenced two posts as the basis of his suspension.
In the second, he wrote, “All Orlando nightclubs should be permanently closed. With our without random gunmen they are zoos,; utter cesspools of debauchery.”
The Sentinel said this is the second time Lewis has landed himself in trouble for his social media candor.
In 2014, the veteran prosecutor became the subject of controversy when he posted a Mother’s Day message addressed to “all the crack hoes [sic] out there.”
“It’ [sic] never too late to turn it around, tie your tubes, clean up your life and make difference to someone out there that deserves a better mother,” he wrote.
A review at the time found no evidence that Lewis’ comments meant he treated his cases with a bias, the Sentinel said.