Two police officers from Virginia have been arrested for taking selfies during the Capitol building riots in Washington DC last week, and then allegedly bragging about it on social media.
Thomas Robertson and Jacob Fracker are both employed by the Rocky Mount Police Department, however they were placed on leave when it became apparent they had attended the riots, which led to the death of five people, including a fellow officer.
On Wednesday, January 13, both Robertson and Fracker were charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building without lawful authority, as well as disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.
According to reports, Robertson took to Facebook to share a picture of himself and Fracker posing in front of a statue of John Stark.
‘CNN and the Left are just mad because we actually attacked the government who is the problem and not some random small business,’ he wrote, as per MailOnline
‘The right IN ONE DAY took the f*cking US Capitol. Keep poking us.’
In a post, which has since been deleted, Fracker is reported to have written: ‘Lol to anyone who’s possibly concerned about the picture of me going around… Sorry I hate freedom? Sorry I fought hard for it and lost friends for it?
‘Not like I did anything illegal, WAY too much to lose to go there but, ya’ll do what you feel you need to lol.
‘I can protest for what I believe in and still support your protest fro [sic] what you believe in. Just saying.. after all, I fought for the right to do it…[sic]’