Did Florida deputy know about her husband’s alleged role in Capitol riot?



ORLANDO, Fla. (WESH) — The Orange County Sheriff’s Office said it will be looking into what a deputy may have known about her husband’s alleged involvement in the U.S. Capitol riot on Jan. 6.

Arthur Jackman was arrested earlier this week and charged with obstruction of an official proceeding and knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority.

Jackman admitted to being a member of the Proud Boys and investigators said he entered the Capitol building with other members of the group.

Jackman’s wife is a deputy with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. Officials with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said the FBI has told them 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.

Officials did say, however, that it would be concerning if a deputy is associated with people or groups that exhibit extremist ideology. “There is an inquiry underway concerning what information Deputy Jackman may have had about her spouse’s involvement in the events of Jan. 6,” a statement from the sheriff’s office said.

According to an arrest affidavit, Arthur Jackman texted people a photo he took of himself inside the Senate chamber.

Jackman told federal investigators that he was a Proud Boys member and had been since 2016. He said he’d become involved in the group to support Donald Trump, according to the affidavit.

Investigators said Jackman admitted that he was in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6 and said he was there to support former President Donald Trump, but investigators said that when they asked if he’d entered the Capitol Jackman replied, “no comment.”

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