A man accused of attacking a police officer in a January 6 U.S. Capitol breach has resigned from his position on the Orting Board of Education.
Richard Slaughter, 40, and his son-in-law, Kaden Gottfried, 20, were arrested in Tacoma last week for their involvement in the Capitol riot.
According to the Justice Department, Slaughter used a long stick to attack an officer in the tunnel area leading to the Capitol building and handed chemical spray to another person in the crowd.
He has since been charged with several felonies and misdemeanors.
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Slaughter resigned from his position on the Orting School District Board of Directors on Wednesday, according to a statement posted on the school district’s website.
“As a board, we remain committed to transparency and open lines of communication between the district and the community,” reads a statement from School Board President Carrie Thibodeau. While we thank you for your service, we are also saddened by the hurt and frustrations that recent events have caused. Stay at the center of what we do.”
The school board said it plans to release details of the process to fill Slaughter’s vacancies in the future.