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SEPTA police officers suspended for social media posts

The sergeants were two of seven SEPTA police officers who traveled to Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6.
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The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) Transit Police Department has suspended two sergeants without pay for inappropriate social media posts related to the Jan. 6 riots in Washington, D.C.

The suspensions follow a SEPTA police internal affairs investigation and a review by the Police Board of Inquiry, according to a SEPTA press release.

The sergeants were two of seven SEPTA police officers who traveled to Washington on Jan. 6. 

The internal affairs investigation determined that none of the officers were involved in the storming of the Capitol Building or other illegal activity that occurred that day.

The Police Board of Inquiry determined that the two sergeants acted irresponsibly and displayed poor judgment in making social media posts that could be interpreted as supporting the actions of rioters.