Officials said on Sunday that the Philadelphia police had launched an investigation into one of their own detectives and the officer’s possible role in the deadly riot at the US Capitol last week.
The department is aware that “social media claims that PPD detectives may have participated in” protests that turned violent when mobs swept the Philadelphia Police Speaker Capitol. Eric Gripp said in a statement.
The riots, instigated by Donald’s outgoing chairman’s trump card lies, fraudulently cost his election as President-elect Biden, resulting in at least five deaths.
Gripp said: “The IAB investigation has begun to determine whether the detectives violated the PPD police and whether they were involved in any illegal activities during their attendance.”
“The detective’s mission has changed, waiting for the results of the investigation.”
A representative of the Philadelphia Police No. 5 Association said that the detective went to Washington, DC on his own time and did not commit any criminal acts.
The chairman of the union, John McNesby, said in a statement: “Our agents went to Washington, D.C. on the rest day, and exercised the rights of the First Amendment to participate in activities.”
“We believe she did nothing wrong, and we are waiting for the results of a complete internal review. We strongly condemn the violence and loss of life in the Capitol, and hope that the perpetrators will be prosecuted to the greatest extent.”
Both the labor union and the police department rejected the detective’s name and are currently under review.
Mayor Jim Kenney is seeking help from the public by calling or emailing the Office of the Philadelphia Inspector General to identify any city employees who may be involved in the riots.
Kenny said in a statement on Monday: “To be clear, we currently have no evidence that any city employee violated the law when the Capitol was violated last Wednesday.”
“And I cannot overemphasize that any resulting investigation will not ignore the right to conduct activities protected by the First Amendment.”
Last weekend, police in Rocky Mountain, Virginia, put two officers on leave for alleged involvement in the riot.
Seattle police said at least two people on duty attended the event in Washington, DC last week.
A lawmaker in West Virginia who recorded and deleted his video of attacking the U.S. Capitol is also a criminal charge related to this deadly scuffle. Republican State Representative Derrick Evans (Derrick Evans) was charged with deliberately entering the restricted area.
Evans said he did not violate any laws, but the freshman congressman resigned over the weekend and said: “I hope this action I take today will remove any interference from the state assembly so that my colleagues can work seriously. For our country Create a brighter future.”
Evans won his seat with 37.3% of the vote in November, surpassing his closest opponent, Democrat Ric Griffith, who got 25% of the vote. .