The Washington Post

Two Rocky Mount officers at Capitol riot

- — Ian Shapira

Two officers with the Rocky Mount, Va., police department have been placed on administra­tive leave pending an investigat­ion after the town discovered they attended Wednesday’s riot at the U.S. Capitol.

The Rocky Mount Police Department said it had notified federal authoritie­s of the off-duty officers’ presence at the event, at which a mob breached the Capitol. The department said that though it “supports all lawful expression­s of freedom of speech and assembly by its employees,” it “does not condone the unlawful acts that occurred that day.”

The officers were not identified in the statement.

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