A Philadelphia police detective is being investigated for allegedly attending the “Stop the Steal” rally ahead of Wednesday’s deadly US Capitol riot, department officials said.
Det. Jennifer Gugger, who was assigned to a unit that looks into the backgrounds of potential recruits, was removed from her role Saturday after internal affairs investigators received Facebook posts indicating her presence at the protest, department sources told the Philadelphia Inquirer.
The tip didn’t include evidence that Gugger was inside the Capitol or took part in the ensuing violence that led to five deaths, the newspaper reported.
But Gugger, while using the name Jenny Lynn on Facebook, posted photos of the Washington Monument and a small crowd across the street, the Inquirer reported, citing the detective’s since-deleted post.
“#StopTheSteal Drinking beers with fellow patriots!” the detective wrote.
Gugger’s Facebook profile had recently shown her support of the QAnon conspiracy movement, according to the report. Her profile claimed in late October that the “storm