Rocky Mount officials release statement on police officers charged with federal crimes


ROCKY MOUNT, Va. (WDBJ) – Officers with Rocky Mount are looking to clarify information this week about the investigation of two police officers charged with federal crimes.

On Wednesday, Rocky Mount Police Officers Jacob Fracker and Thomas Robertson were arrested on federal charges due to violent protests on January 6 in the US Capitol. During this incident, officers residing in the Capitol at private times were placed before administrative leave. Was charged

A city description reads:

“First, the Rocky Mount Police Department takes this matter very seriously. The recent events in our US Capitol are tragic. We stand with those condemning the violence and illegal activity that occurred that day and add our support.

“Our town and our police department do not condemn any illegal or unethical behavior by anyone, including our officers and employees. For the families of those whose lives were ended too soon, and were shaken by the events of the past week, we are mourning with you and actively working to help federal investigators do their job. are doing.

“Upon learning that two off-duty Rocky Mount police officers, Jacob Fracker and Thomas Robertson, were in the Capitol Building on January 6, a report was filed by our department to initiate a formal investigation into a formal relationship with the Federal Bureau of Investigation Protests and riots that occurred and the presence of these individuals. Earlier this week, Jacob Fracker and Thomas Robertson were arrested by federal authorities and charged with knowingly or without any prohibited building or Were entering the field.

“The incident is still unfolding as it is a complex investigation. We would like to confirm that officers near our department will continue to follow strict protocols to investigate and respond to allegations of misconduct. We understand that this process may seem frustrating from the outside, but we are committed to supporting a professional and thorough investigation to determine the facts. We will update the public as soon as more information is available. “

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