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Kalamazoo city manager says no employees participated in US Capitol riots

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Posted at 11:13 AM, Jan 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-19 11:13:19-05

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Kalamazoo City Manager Jim Ritsema says there’s no evidence suggesting any city employees – including police officers – participated in the riots at the U.S. Capitol earlier this month.

He added that the city will fully cooperate with authorities investigating the riots if any evidence becomes available to the contrary.

Read Ritsema’s full statement:

“There have been inquiries by local citizens questioning if any KDPS or other City employees were engaged in the storming of the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. To date the City administration has no information and no reason to believe that any City employee was engaged in any criminal behavior in our nation’s capital on January 6. If evidence becomes available to the contrary, the City will fully cooperate with authorities who are investigating the incident.”