Former Rocky Mount officers appear in federal court for arraignment hearing after Capitol riots

Roanoke Valley News

ROCKY MOUNT, Va. (WFXR) — Former Rocky Mount police officers Jacob Fracker and Thomas Robertson were back in court on Thursday for their arraignment hearing regarding the charges for their actions at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

Both men pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The defense attorney stated that they requested footage from surveillance inside the Capitol and body cameras.

The prosecutor for the government provided some, but explained the defense needed to be more specific to receive more.

It was also revealed that a “blanket protective order” may be placed that would affect all people who had a hand in January’s deadly riot.

In addition, the defense asked that the two former officers have their guns returned to them out of fear for their safety.

Both men are expected back in court on April 27.

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