Police are to investigate a councillor who in an interview allegedly compared disabled children to deformed lambs.
Devon and Cornwall Police confirmed the force had received complaints about Collin Brewer and was looking into whether any offence had been committed.
During an interview with the Disability News Service, Mr Brewer is said to have raised concerns about the "burden" of disabled children.
He also reportedly compared farmers' treatment of deformed lambs to the way disabled children are dealt with.
Yesterday, the leaders of the majority of the parties on Cornwall Council issued a joint statement distancing themselves from his comments.
"The recently published comments which are attributed to Councillor Brewer are completely unacceptable and are contrary to the council's policy of supporting all people with disabilities" a statement said.