Two Virginia police officers, who participated in the riot at the U.S. Capitol and even bragged on social media that they didn’t do anything illegal, now face charges from the Department of Justice.
According to USA Today, Jacob Fracker and Thomas Robertson, two officers who work for the Rocky Mount Police Department, were arrested on Wednesday.
The pair was charged with violent entry and disorderly conduct on the Capitol grounds and knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority.
Both men were off-duty at the time of the riot. They were photographed inside the Capitol, making an obscene gesture, in front of John Stark’s statue, a major general in the Continental Army during the American Revolution.
The DOJ’s statement of facts stated that the men posted about the riot on social media, bragging about taking part in the melee.
Robertson posted photos on his Facebook page with the caption, “CNN and the Left are just mad because we actually attacked the government who is the problem and not some random small business … The right IN ONE DAY took the f****** U.S. Capitol. Keep poking us.”
Both officers have been placed on leave.