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ToplineTwo off-duty Rocky Mount, Virginia police officers, one of whom is an Army veteran and trained sniper, have been charged in federal court in connection to the infiltration and occupation of the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia
Wednesday, adding to the growing list of law enforcement officers accused of taking part in the chaos at the Capitol.Trump supporters near the U.S Capitol, on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. The protesters... [+]stormed the historic building, breaking windows and clashing with police. Trump supporters had gathered in the nation's capital today to protest the ratification of President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College victory over President Trump in the 2020 election. (Photo by Shay Horse/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
NurPhoto via Getty ImagesAccording tothe criminal complaint, officers Jacob Fracker and Thomas Robertson, who were off-duty when they traveled to D.C, were photographed in the Capitol building making an obscene gesture in front of the John Stark statue. headtopics.com
They have both been charged with one count of knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building without lawful authority and one count ofviolent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.On Facebook, Fracker allegedly posted a comment (which has since been deleted) that read,"Lol to anyone who's possibly concerned about the picture of me going around...
? …Not like I did anything illegal… y'all do what you feel you need to." Read more: Forbes »
'No one is above the law': Pelosi signs article of impeachment against Trump
The House voted Wednesday to impeach President Trump for his role in inciting the deadly Capitol attack. The vote comes as President-elect Joe Biden prepares to take office on Jan. 20. Follow here for the latest.
SweetCeeVotes My response, using mostly their words. 'We are mad because they attacked the government, That is the problem.' They abused their oath, they bring shame on their badge. Didn’t know Forbes was a news source. Sellouts 😂 Cool?