Charleston police trying to find source of KKK fliers distributed in West Ashley

Some West Ashley residents found these crude KKK fliers in their driveways Saturday morning. Police are trying to determine who distributed the fliers. The Post and Courier has redacted names and a phone number.

Charleston police are still investigating the source of a number of Ku Klux Klan fliers that were distributed in several West Ashley neighborhoods Saturday morning.

An email sent to residents from the Schieveling Plantation Homeowner’s Association indicated that the KKK fliers had been turned over to the police and the FBI. However, Charleston police spokesman Charles Francis said the department is not seeking assistance from the FBI at this time.

The Schieveling Plantation neighborhood is located off Ashley River Road.

The distributed flier said “Save Our Land, Join The Klan, Proud Supporters of the KKK,” and went on to list two names and a phony phone number.

The email from the HOA requested that any residents in the neighborhood who received a flier turn it in to a designated mailbox or the authorities.

“I’d like to assure the community that the HOA does not tolerate this kind of behavior or hatred,” wrote several members of the HOA. “We are disgusted by it and are deeply saddened and concerned that this has happened to one of our neighbors. Additionally, if anyone has any knowledge pertaining to this incident or would like to step forward and take ownership for it, it would be appreciated.”

Anyone with information about the fliers can call the Consolidated Dispatch Center at 743-7200 and ask for the on-call Charleston Police Department detective.

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