Texas police officer fired for participating in the Capitol riots and posting selfies

Lieutenant Roxanne Mathai was fired by the Bexa County Sheriff’s Office in Texas. Facebook Posts touting her participation in the congressional uprising on January 6. She has not been charged with criminal charges.

“…We’re going in…in the crowd on the stairs…not in the Capitol like everyone else,” Mattei wrote in one of her posts.She includes a selfie. She wears a red, white, and blue mask and a flag to show her support for the president. Donald Trump.

“This is Trump’s country” another photo of her was released, with red hearts, white hearts and blue hearts next to her. “I won’t lie…except for my kids, this is indeed the best day of my life. It’s not over yet,” she wrote in the third post, with more mobsters attached. photo.

A 35-second video obtained by KSAT shows Matai walking up the steps of the Capitol and announcing: “We are going in, tear gas, etc.. Tear gas don’t disturb me.”

According to KSAT, in the image, Matai appeared to be standing in the area behind the roadblock set up by the police around the Capitol.

The Bexa County Sheriff’s Office in Texas fired Lieutenant Roxanne Mathai because she posted a photo on Facebook touting her involvement in the January 6th uprising at the Capitol. In this photo, Trump supporters clashed with police and security forces when they stormed into the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC on January 6, 2021.
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Bexa County Sheriff Javier Salazar said his staff forwarded her photo to Washington, D.C. law enforcement and FBI.

“Whether it happened within the confines of these four walls, or in another state or another country, you have violated the law, and I promise I will hold you accountable here,” Salazar said in January Ma Taishi said. “My intention is that she will never get involved in this [the sheriff’s office] once again. “

Mathai’s lawyer Hector Cortes said she had never entered the parliament building. He said she only approached the Capitol after the police cleared the rioters and before the district curfew.

Matai also claimed that she had been hundreds of feet behind the rioters and was unaware of the violence that occurred during the riots. Cortes said that Mattei’s remarks about entering the Capitol are just untrue bragging.

If she wants, Matai can appeal her dismissal. Since October 2020, she has been on administrative leave because investigators checked suspected improper text messages between her and a prisoner. Cortez said the information came from a prisoner who used a smuggling phone. He added that Ma Tai notified her supervisor immediately after receiving the news.

When Trump supporters invaded the Capitol in an attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 election, a rebellion occurred. Five people were killed in the uprising and about 140 policemen were injured.Police injuries include Spinal fractures, blindness, loss of fingers, brain damage And many cases of post-traumatic stress disorder. Since the uprising, two congressional police officers have committed suicide.

During the looting of the Capitol, the rioters smashed windows, smeared feces in the corridors and stole computer equipment while trying to enter the Congress Chamber. Constitute a national security breach.

Weekly newspaper Contact Cortez for comments.

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