A black ex-cop has written a book about how he infiltrated a branch of the Ku Klux Klan in Colorado in the 1970s.
Ron Stallworth was an investigator for the Colorado Springs Police Department in 1979 when he answered a newspaper ad placed by a new KKK group looking for local members.
In the book, "Black Klansman," Stallworth writes that the local hate group not only made him a member, they voted to make him the chapter's leader after only a year.
"So they took a vote, they took a unanimous vote and they wanted Ron Stallworth to become the leader of the Ku Klux Klan chapter because he was quote loyal and a dedicated Klansman," Stallowrth, who lives in Utah now, told Salt Lake City's ABC 4.
Stallworth said the unlikely ruse began when he spoke to a recruiter over the phone and convinced the man he was white, ABC 4 reported.