ORLANDO, Fla. — The Orange County Sheriff’s Office said it is looking into what one of their deputies may have known about her husband’s alleged participation in the U.S. Capitol riot.
The department said Deputy Sarah Jackman, who has been with the agency since May 2015, was at work on Jan. 6 while her husband, Arthur Jackson, 30, was in Washington, D.C.
The sheriff’s office said Sarah has not been accused of any wrongdoing, and that the FBI has said there is “no evidence or indication that she had anything to do with the events at the Capitol on Jan. 6 or is a member of any extremist organization.”
But the department said in a statement that “it would be concerning if a deputy is associated with people or groups that exhibit extremist ideology.”
With that in mind, the agency said there is an inquiry underway into what Sarah knew about her husband’s alleged involvement in the events at the Capitol.
The agency said when the inquiry is finished, the results will be made public.
Investigators said Arthur identified himself as a member of the Proud Boys, a group that describes itself as a “pro-Western fraternal organization for men who refuse to apologize for creating the modern world; aka Western Chauvinists.”
He is charged with obstruction of official proceedings and knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful entry and engaging in disruptive and disorderly conduct.
In court on Tuesday he wore a shirt that said “Proud Boys did nothing wrong,” but turned it inside out when he walked out of the courthouse.
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