Two Va. police officers on leave after rallying at Capitol
ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - Two Rocky Mount Police officers are on administrative leave after attending a protest in Washington D.C. that turned last Wednesday.
While the Town continues to review this case, one of the officers tells WDBJ7 he has nothing to hide about his involvement in the rally on Wednesday.
The town says “Based on available information, the Police Department has notified federal authorities and the individuals that were present at the event are on administrative leave pending review.”
This comes after a selfie of the two officers inside the U.S. Capitol began circulating on social media.
Thomas Robertson is one of the officers on leave.
He shared a photo of what he saw last Wednesday.
Robertson said they were on the back of the Capitol building and did not see any rioting, violence or tear gas.
“We were allowed by Capitol police to be where we were and were given water bottles and told where we could go and where we couldn’t,” Robertson said.
The Town Manager and Chief of Police did not offer any further comment on the case Monday saying it was a personnel matter.
**Correction: A previous version of this story stated this happened in North Carolina.**
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