Capitol Police sergeant with suspected ties to white nationalist group terminated

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — A Virginia Capitol Police officer believed to have ties to white nationalists has been fired. 

WAVY sister station WRIC 8News has confirmed Sgt. Rob Stamm was terminated Wednesday after a two-month investigation.

Stamm was put on administrative leave back in February after concerning social media posts surfaced showing Stamm bearing white nationalist tattoos, flags and other insignia.

8News found a symbol connected to an organization the Southern Poverty Law Center describes as a “hate group” on Stamm’s Facebook page. 8News went to Stamm’s home at the time to ask about the posts, but he declined to comment. 

Stamm had served the division since September 2014, according to his LinkedIn page, and was promoted to sergeant in 2018.

Because it is a personnel matter, the division will have no further comment regarding the review’s findings.

“What I can say is that this review was conducted with the dual aims of being not only fair but thorough,” said Capitol Police Chief Col. Anthony S. Pike said in a release. “We have worked hard to become a fully accredited law enforcement agency, and we are committed to upholding the principles of fairness and professionalism.”

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