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Illinois sheriff says cop signed up for Oath Keepers but now renounces the extremist group

Summary by Ground News
The name of Andrew Schroeder, the chief deputy sheriff for Stephenson County, popped up on leaked membership data analyzed by WBEZ, the Chicago Sun-Times and the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project. The group would go on to play a key role in the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol. Sheriff Steve Stovall defended him in a statement Thursday, amid growing bipartisan criticism in the county of 44,000 people.
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