Two former Florida police officers were arrested on Thursday after participating in a congressional riot on January 6.
Kevin Tuck, 51, and Nathaniel Tuck, 29, face five charges, including obstruction of official procedures, aiding and abetting, entering restricted areas, and acting in the Capitol Irregularities and marches or pickets in official buildings.
Both appeared before a judge in downtown Orlando to accept the charges. While the old Tucker stayed in the corridors of the Capitol, the young Tucker attacked an officer twice before entering the Capitol.
Kevin Tucker has worked at Windermere Police Station since 2019 and resigned after charges. He previously worked for the Longwood Police Department for six years and became the first member of the Central Florida law enforcement agency to face charges of rebellion.
Windermere Police Chief David Ogden stated that Kevin Tucker had no disciplinary issues with the department before the Capitol riots.
“The Windermere Police Department… has worked tirelessly for the past eight years to build a reputation for providing honor, integrity and service to our residents. This arrest does not reflect the hard work of Windermere men and women at the Police Department,” Ogden said.
“Inspector Kevin Tucker immediately resigned from the agency and I accepted his resignation. WPD will conduct internal investigations as usual,” Ogden continued.
Ogden was informed of Tucker’s whereabouts by a WPD colleague, which prompted the department to contact FBIAt the time, Tucker denied going to the Capitol.
Nathaniel Tuck served as Apopka police officer from March 2018 to August 2020. Kim Walsh talked about Tucker and his work in the department.
“At the time of the incident that led to his arrest, Mr. Tucker was not employed by the Apopka Police Department,” the sergeant said. Golden walsh. “The Apopka Police Department learned of the FBI’s investigation of Mr. Tuck and cooperated with their investigation.”
Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Harrington (Jennifer Harrington) said that both of them brag to their families about breaking into the Capitol.
“We rushed into the Capitol and fought the police,” Kevin Tucker texted his family. “We picked up the flag. This is our flag.”
Both men were released, awaiting multiple regulations, including the removal of all guns from their property and home.
More than 50 people from Florida were arrested for participating in the Capitol riots, the largest number of any state in the country.