Sheriff: Md. corrections officer may have been at Capitol riot

The corrections officer has been suspended pending the outcome of the investigation


By Sarah Calams

CHARLES COUNTY, Md. — A corrections officer is under investigation for being "inappropriately present" at the U.S. Capitol riot last week.

WJLA.com reported that the investigation surfaced following an internal complaint about the Charles County corrections officer's "possible involvement."

"I wanted to immediately inform the community of this investigation and reassure them that we are working with federal authorities to determine what the employee's exact involvement was and determine whether there was a violation of laws or agency policies," said Sheriff Troy Berry.

The officer has been suspended pending the outcome of the investigation. 

"Let me be very clear: While I support lawful expressions of freedom of speech and assembly, I do not condone the violence or the threats to our democracy that we observed that day," Berry continued.

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