‘I was discriminated against for my religion’: Fired Virginia officer speaks out

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CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — The former Virginia Capitol Police Officer fired for alleged ties to a white nationalist group is speaking out to 8News.

Rob Stamm was let go Wednesday after a Capitol Police conducted a two-month investigation into allegations he had connections to a hate group.

Stamm reached out to 8News that night and has been wanting to tell his side of the story.

Capitol Police did not reveal what their investigation found. The review came about after online posts surfaced claiming Stamm has”affinity” for symbols associated with white nationalists.

The posts pointed to flags and other insignia on his social media pages.

Stamm once again declined to go on camera with 8News but said the following:

“I was discriminated against for my religion. My religion is not politics, it is faith. My constitutional rights were violated. Period.”

Stamm says he’s pursuing legal action.

Capitol Police Chief Anthony Pike has said the Division takes employee conduct very seriously and the review was conducted fairly and thoroughly.

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