The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is working with local and federal authorities to investigate Ku Klux Klan recruitment fliers found by residents in Loudoun County.
The agency was notified by a Round Hill area resident Saturday morning that he located KKK propaganda material on the running trail near Smith Creek Circle and Scotland Heights Road. The fliers were laying on the trail and held down by a hard candy.
Later that day, another Round Hill area resident reported finding KKK propaganda material near her mailbox on Round Knoll Court.
Similar incidents have been reported to both the Leesburg Police Department and the Purcellville Police Department during the weekend.
There is no indication any of the households who received the fliers were targeted.
Sheriff Mike Chapman said Sheriff’s Office investigators are working with Leesburg Police Department, Purcellville Police Department and the FBI to determine the origin of fliers.
Identifying the individuals behind the fliers is the first step, but their actions may not have crossed the line of committing a crime, Chapman noted.
“They do have first amendment right, but it is disturbing to the community,” he said. “We have to look at this from a legal standpoint and whether we have any legal authority to take action. We have a diverse community here and we want to do what we can to keep the community working well together.”
Anyone with information about the cases is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 703-777-1021. You may also submit a tip through the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office app.