Scientologists ask for mediator - 1998-02-28
A federal mediator is assessing whether the U.S. Department of Justice can help ease tensions involving the Church of Scientology and Clearwater police.
The mediator, Ernest Jones, works out of Atlanta with the Justice Department's Community Relations Service. Last week, he met separately in Clearwater with City Manager Mike Roberto, police Chief Sid Klein and Scientology officials.
Klein said Jones told him the church initiated the action with a complaint.