Statement of U.S. Attorney Christopher R. Kavanaugh on Today’s Guilty Plea of Former Rocky Mount Police Officer Jacob Fracker

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FILE PHOTO: Signage is seen at the United States Department of Justice headquarters in Washington, D.C.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – United States Attorney Christopher R. Kavanaugh of the Western District of Virginia released the following statement today following the guilty plea of former Rocky Mount, Virginia Police Officer Jacob Fracker:

“On the morning of January 6, 2021, two off-duty police officers with the Rocky Mount Police Department traveled from the Western District of Virginia to Washington, D.C., where they donned gas masks and sought to stop the joint session of the U.S. Congress in the process of counting electoral votes related to the presidential election, a necessary precondition to the peaceful transfer of power.  Today, one of those police officers pled guilty to a felony conspiracy charge and accepted responsibility in United States District Court in Washington, D.C.  I am grateful for the tireless work of the Assistant United States Attorneys and the agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Washington and Richmond Field Offices who investigated and prosecuted this case and obtained this just result.”

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