ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - The Orange County Sheriff's Office is looking into what one of its deputies may have known after her husband was arrested for his alleged involvement in the Capitol riots.
Federal officials have accused Arthur Jackman of being inside the U.S. Capitol during the January 6 riot. Photos show him in the building with several members of the Proud Boys.
The Sheriff's Office said that his wife, Deputy Sarah Jackman, "has not been accused of any wrongdoing and our records show she was at work on Jan. 6, 2021."
The FBI reportedly confirmed that there is no evidence or indication that she had anything to do with the events at the Capitol or is a member of any extremist organization.
"Having said that, it would be concerning if a deputy is associated with people or groups that exhibit extremist ideology," the Sheriff's Office added.
There is currently an inquiry underway concerning what information Deputy Jackman may have had about her spouse’s involvement in the riots.
FOX 35's Holly Bristow spoke to retired Orange County Sheriff's Lt. Spike Hopkins about if this type of investigation is normal.
"Trying to be transparent and do the right thing. Any time a deputy spouse or close relative is arrested -- there’s nothing wrong with the agency conducting an investigation on that person to see if the deputy was involved or knew about the crime," he said.
The Orange County Sheriff's Office said that they cannot comment on the inquiry though. Once it is completed, the agencies findings will be published.
The U.S. Attorney's Office confirmed to FOX 35 on Tuesday that Arthur Jackman was arrested Tuesday in relation to the Capitol riot. The Orange County Sheriff's Office confirmed to FOX 35 that Deputy Jackman has worked with the agency since May 2015.
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