NowKalamazoo original story Portage police employee, through employer, denies participation in Jan. 6 insurrection

Michigan Republican Party leader posed for pictures with Proud Boys at a November Lansing rally, one of many she attended in Michigan and Washington claiming election stolen from Donald Trump.

NowKalamazoo original story UPDATE: Portage police employee, Michigan Republican Party leader in D.C. on January 6

Jamie Swafford, a former Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Deputy, believed the presidential election was stolen by Democrats and took pictures with Proud Boys at rallies.

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