by Katherine Rodriguez – 10 Jan 2021
At least four police officers from across the country were placed on administrative leave for allegedly attending the U.S. Capitol riots on Wednesday.
Two of those off-duty police officers from Rocky Mount, Virginia, who allegedly attended the Wednesday rally that turned into a deadly riot, were placed on administrative leave pending review, WSLS reported. The department also notified federal authorities.
“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 press release Sunday.
In Seattle, at least two officers from its police department have been placed on administrative leave while the Seattle Police Department’s Office of Police Accountability investigates whether or not the officers attended the riots on Wednesday.