Former Rocky Mount officers reportedly involved in DC riots waive rights to speedy trial

Roanoke Valley News

WASHINGTON (WFXR) — Two former officers with the Rocky Mount Police Department who were reportedly involved in the riots in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 6, have waived their rights to a speedy trial.

That information was released on Wednesday, April 21 through court documents.

Thomas Robertson and Jacob Fracker were scheduled to appear in court next week for a status hearing, but that has been continued for 60 days.

Robertson and Fracker were terminated from the Rocky Mount Police Department after social media images of the two surfaced at the pro-Trump rally that turned deadly after an attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

Both men are being charged with:

  • Knowingly entering a restricted building
  • Violent and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds
  • Obstruction of an official proceeding and aiding and abetting
  • Entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds

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