The Virginia Division of Capitol Police said Wednesday that a sergeant has been put on paid administrative leave after pictures surfaced on social media accounts that could be linked to white supremacy or nationalist groups. A source close to Capitol Police tells NBC12 the investigation is surrounding these pictures of Sgt. Robert A. Stamm, NBC 12 reports.
“There is a review policy in place, and we will follow that policy,” said Col. Anthony S. Pike, the Capitol Police chief. Multiple twitter accounts, including the Richmond sect of Antifa, began posting pictures of Stamm, displaying tattoos and other insignia, which the group says is connected to white supremacy/nationalist groups.
siehe auch: Virginia Police Sergeant Suspended After Antifa Group Identifies White Nationalist Ties. A police sergeant in Virginia who was assigned to monitor the protests related to Gov. Ralph Northam was suspended Wednesday after being identified by an anti-fascist group as having an “affinity with white nationalist groups.” (…) The authorities said in the statement that they were “made aware” early Wednesday morning of a “possible violation of division policy” by Sergeant Stamm. A police official specified that the possible violation that prompted the suspension was outlined in a blog post published on Tuesday by Antifascist of the Seven Hills. The group describes itself as an organization that seeks “to fight fascists” in Richmond, Va., “as communists and anarchists united in militant opposition.” In the blog post, the group published several pictures — apparently pulled from Sergeant Stamm’s social media accounts — of what it said was him with tattoos, flags and banners that it said were symbols and images associated with Nazis and white supremacists.