TWO Virginia police officers have been charged after taking a selfie during Capitol riot and allegedly boasting on Facebook that they were “f***ing proud”.
Thomas Robertson and Jacob Fracker, of the Rocky Mount Police Department, were charged in connection with the storming of the Capitol building[/caption]
Army veteran Robertson is said to have posted he was ‘f***ing PROUD’ of the selfie[/caption]
Police intervene as Trumps supporters breach security and enter the Capitol building in Washington D.C[/caption]
The officers from the Rocky Mount Police Department were charged today with knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building without lawful authority, and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.
“The right IN ONE DAY took the f***ing U.S. Capitol. Keep poking us.”
Another, now-deleted Facebook post by Sgt Fracker, contains a caption, which read: “Lol to anyone whos possibly concerned about the picture of me going around.
“Sorry I hate freedom? Not like I did anything illegal.”
The Army veteran is said to have posted he was “f***ing PROUD’ of the selfie.
He said he and Fracker went into the building at about 2pm or 3pm.
But he said they had been “escorted in by the Capitol Police, shown around and told, ‘as long as you stay here, you’re fine’”.
And he said they stayed in cordoned areas.
Fracker’s a now-deleted post[/caption]
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Robertson said he and Fracker were not aware at the time that the rally had turned violent.
He told ABC13: “There was absolutely no indication that we were anything but welcome to check out certain places.
The Rocky Mount Police Department said it notified federal authorities that two of its off-duty officers were present at an ‘event’ in Washington on January 6.