Central Florida firefighter pleads not guilty for role in Capitol riot


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SANFORD, Fla. (WESH) – The Florida firefighter who authorities say was seen in images and videos inside the Capitol during riots pled not guilty to charges against him.

Andrew Williams went remotely in front of a judge in Washington, D.C., on Friday.

Investigators say Williams was seen in videos and pictures inside the Capitol, pointing to the nameplate for Speaker Nancy Pelosi on the day of the attack.

Court records show he’s not accused of causing any damage but that he was part of the mob that overtook the building.

During Friday’s hearing, Williams was given all the same conditions he had from a judge in Florida, including that he can’t leave Florida without letting the court know. Williams had to give up all weapons and his passport, which his lawyer says he’s already done.

After his arrest, the Sanford Fire Department put Williams on unpaid leave while it investigates and waits on the results of the criminal case.

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