Greensboro Police Officer on Paid Administrative Go away; Video exhibits him with a attainable hate group on the NC A&T homecoming weekend | Native information
White racist Tom Metzger, founder of the White Aryan Resistance organization, called the group “our black counterparts,” the justice center said.
Police have not confirmed that Morton was on administrative leave for joining the group over the homecoming weekend.
“He was on leave while he waited for us to decide an internal investigation,” said Ron Glenn, police spokesman.
Morton joined the Greensboro Police Department on March 16, 2000. He was suspended and released in 2003 for punching a man in the chin while being arrested. He appealed his dismissal and was overturned by the city administrator’s office in 2004.
He currently heads the Vice / Narcotics department.
Glenn gave no further information.
The Southern Poverty Law Center named three black nationalist groups based in Greensboro as hate groups in 2018: Israelite School of Universal Practical Knowledge, Israelite Church of God in Jesus Christ, and Nation of Islam.
The Black Hebrew Israelite movement gained national attention earlier this year when Nick Sandmann, a Covington Catholic High School student, was captured on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial while confronting Native American activist Nathan Phillips. Sandmann told the media that he and his classmates were trying to overwhelm hateful comments from Black Hebrew Israelite protesters who were also present.