- Associated Press - Thursday, May 29, 2014

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - An Orlando prosecutor who was criticized for social media comments referring to drug addicts as “crack hoes” is being reassigned to a different division while the State Attorney’s Office conducts a review.

Kenneth Lewis, a prosecutor for Orange and Osceola counties, has been moved from the homicide and major felonies sections to the general felonies section.

Richard Wallsh, executive director of the office, says the reassignment isn’t considered a disciplinary action.

The reassignment will last until the State Attorney’s Office has completed a review of whether Lewis’ comments influenced his work performance.

Wallsh says once the review is finished, State Attorney Jeff Ashton will decide what, if any, action to take.



In one post, Lewis suggested that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s appointment was due to affirmative action.

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