His wife had been communicating with the man since November about the protest, according to reports.
Michael Heinl, an officer with the Shaler Township Police Department, filed the papers in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas last month after he asked his wife, Jennifer Marie Heinl, not to travel to the nation’s capital on Jan. 6 — but she did anyway, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette quoted Police Chief, Sean Frank as saying.
55-year-old Jennifer, is now facing several federal charges including violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds and parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building, the paper said.
Grayson was arrested in Pennsylvania on January 26 and charged in connection with the insurrection.
A check on his Facebook page revealed communications between the two of them from 12th November 12, 2020, to 11th January, 2021, according to the Post-Gazette.
Their discussions were about traveling to DC and renting vehicles and hotel rooms, the paper reported.
“His wife was a part of that situation”
“He didn’t condone it. He didn’t ask her to go there. He wasn’t there. He was here working.” Frank said.
He said it was likely that the detective was unaware that his wife had gone inside the building.
Jennifer told the feds that she traveled alone to the capital on Jan. 5 and came home to Pittsburgh the following day, according to an affidavit cited by the Post-Gazette.
She told the FBI she had stayed in a “Courtyard” hotel, but that it was not the same hotel where Grayson stayed.
She admitted she saw Grayson at the rally but denied entering the Capitol that day.
Her attorney, Marty Dietz, said; “To make it clear, I’ve known Jennie Heinl a long time and she’s not a criminal. She’s deeply embarrassed”