ROCKY MOUNT, Va. (WFXR) — In a letter to town officials in Rocky Mount, the organization Franklin County Voters Matter has called for the “immediate firing” of the two officers, Thomas Robertson and Jacob Fracker who stormed the U.S. Capitol earlier this month.
A portion of the letter, which can be viewed in its entirety below, reads, “While we respect the Freedom of Speech that our constitution provides, we cannot ignore the behaviors of these public officials as they participated in the insurrection against our US government. Public comments by these individuals before the insurrection confirm their reasons for being there on January 6. Therefore, we are asking for the immediate firing of these individuals and their being removed from the Taxpayer’s responsibility. We cannot continue to condone these behaviors.”
Shortly after the incident was made public, the Rocky Mount Police Department released a statement that read, in part, “The Town of Rocky Mount fully supports all lawful expressions of freedom of speech and assembly by its employees but does not condone the unlawful acts that occurred that day.”
Both Robertson and Fracker have been placed on administrative leave, pending further review.