Firefighters and Police Officers Suspected of Participation in Capitol Riots
Several police and fire departments reported an ongoing investigation into their employees suspected of being involved in the capture of the Capitol last Wednesday, Reuters reported.
According to a statement by Rocky Mount Police Department Va, two of their officers have been suspended pending investigation on suspicion of rioting.
“The Town of Rocky Mount fully supports all lawful expressions of freedom of speech and assembly by its employees but does not condone the unlawful acts that occurred that day,” the department said in a statement, saying it had notified federal authorities.
The FBI is actively investigating, looking for everyone who participated in the siege of the Capitoli. At least 120 people were arrested. The total number of victims has reached five people.
The Seattle Police Department also removed two police officers who were allegedly involved in the Capitol seizure.
“The Department fully supports all lawful expressions of First Amendment freedom of speech, but the violent mob and events that unfolded at the U.S. Capitol were unlawful and resulted in the death of another police officer,” Diaz said in the statement. “… If any SPD officers were directly involved in the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, I will immediately terminate them.”
Using anonymous tips, the Florida and New York Fire Departments placed several of their employees on administrative leave on suspicion of participating in an illegal rally outside the Capitol Building.