A member of New York's Malta Zoning Board of Appeals has resigned after she was identified in photos showing her participation in the breaching of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, WNBC reports.
In her resignation letter, Sharon Pineo said that she's handing in her resignation "with regret but believe that in these challenging times, it is important not to allow any impediment to the smooth operation of the town business."
One photo shows Pineo sitting on the ground in a green jacket surrounded by police officers who are holding her arms. Another shows officers walking beside her as her arms are handcuffed behind her back.
This is Sharon Pineo of Malta, NY
She confirmed she participated in storming the Capitol. She has since resigned from the town zoning board. pic.twitter.com/Sf62qGxf4h
— Yikes! (@Cody_Michael_) January 11, 2021
Sharon Pineo, woman being detained in photo outside Capitol Wednesday, resigns from Malta Zoning Bd.“I tender this resignation w/regret, but believe that in these challenging times, it's important not to allow any impediment to the smooth operation of the Town's business." @WNYT pic.twitter.com/es7V2On2n3
— Mark Mulholland (@MulhollandWNYT) January 11, 2021
There is no evidence that Pineo has been charged with any crimes yet.