Epilogue: Ray Emmons, early Clearwater police investigator of Scientology, dies at 75 - 2017-11-02
By then, the mysterious group that arrived six years earlier and bought major downtown buildings under a fake name had been revealed as the Church of Scientology. But still much was unknown about this new organization that, government documents showed, spied on local journalists and politicians, framed the mayor in a hit-and-run accident, and wrote a manifesto of plans to take over Clearwater.
Mr. Emmons went to work investigating Scientology for the city and produced a 10-volume report in 1983 declaring it a criminal moneymaking scheme. He later talked about being followed, seeing his trash stolen and having his home phone bugged.
But Mr. Emmons, according to colleagues, never once flinched