Jennifer Heinl Wiki – Jennifer Heinl Bio
Jennifer Heinl is a native of Ross Township, Pennsylvania. She was arrested on Thursday and charged with a number of federal crimes, including violent entry and disorderly conduct.
A Pittsburgh area police detective Michael Heinl, who is also a member of an FBI task force filed for divorce from his wife after she was photographed with another man while allegedly taking part in the MAGA riot at the US Capitol on January 6.
She is 55 years old.
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Federal investigators allege that Jennifer was pictured in surveillance footage speaking to another man, Kenneth Grayson, inside the Capitol Rotunda during the chaos on January 6.
The FBI alleges that Jennifer and Grayson, a resident of nearby Bridgeville, Pennsylvania, were communicating via Facebook beginning in November.
During those alleged discussions, they spoke of plans to travel to Washington, DC as well as arrangements for hotel accommodations and rental vehicles.
‘To make it clear, I’ve known Jennie Heinl a long time and she’s not a criminal. She’s deeply embarrassed,’ her lawyer, Marty Dietz told WPXI-TV.
Heinl told the FBI in late January that she fell out of touch with Grayson and that she did not stay at the same hotel during their time in the capital.
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She said she arrived in Washington on January 5 and left the day after, according to court papers. Heinl told investigators she drove to the rally alone and did not bring any associates with her.
Jennifer also told investigators she met Grayson at the Ellipse near the White House. She has also denied entering the US Capitol building.
In its arrest affidavit, the FBI includes a photo that it says shows Jennifer and Grayson in the capital.
Jennifer is seen wearing a camo-colored Trump hat while Grayson is seen wearing a QAnon sweater and an American flag-themed balaclava around his face.
Heinl is the wife of Michael Heinl, a highly regarded detective with the Shaler Township Police Department who also heads the hostage negotiation unit for the SWAT team in North Hills, a suburb to the north of Pittsburgh.
Michael Heinl, a 30-year member of the Shaler Township Police Department, filed the papers in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas in March 2021 after he asked his wife, Jennifer Marie Heinl, not to travel to the nation’s capital on Jan. 6th — but she did anyway, Police Chief Sean Frank said, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.