ORLANDO, Fla. (AP)
A prosecutor in the state attorney's office in Orlando is being fired for making Facebook comments after the Pulse nightclub shooting in which he said downtown Orlando was "a melting pot of 3rd world miscreants and ghetto thugs."
Assistant State Attorney Kenneth Lewis was told Thursday that he will be terminated at the end of the month. State Attorney Jeff Ashton says Lewis violated his office's social media policy.
Lewis also said in his June 12 posts that downtown Orlando should be leveled, and he stated that all nightclubs "with or without random gunmen they are zoos."
Hours earlier, 49 patrons were killed at the Pulse gay nightclub near downtown Orlando.
Lewis said in his disciplinary response that the policy violates his free speech.