ROCKY MOUNT, Va. – Jacob Fracker and Thomas Robertson are no longer employees of the Rocky Mount Police Department.
Both were fired Tuesday, a few weeks after the photo above of them surfaced on social media, sparking a federal investigation.
10 News tracked down each man’s address and went to see if they’d answer any questions.
At the address listed for Fracker, his mother-in-law answered the door and said that he does not live there.
She didn’t want to talk on-camera but told10 News that it’s not fair how her son-in-law is being portrayed and now he’s lost his job and she has a grandchild who needs to be cared for.
10 News asked her to call Fracker to see if he’d speak, but he did not want to give a statement.
When 10 News tried to contact Robertson, our crew was greeted by “No Trespassing’ and ‘Private Property’ signs.
Bridgette Craighead, a Black Lives Matter activist who first shared the photo of Roberston and Fracker online, said she wants the town manager and police chief to step down too.