America watched like hordes of riotersJan 6 – squeeze through windows, push up stairs, and let lawmakers and law enforcement agencies run for their lives. The flood of demonstrators that streamed into the Capitol that day presented the federal authorities with an equally immense task: to find those responsible and to prosecute them.
So far, federal prosecutors have indicted at least 235 people for their alleged role in the riots and launched over 400 investigations into possible criminals.
Acting US attorney Michael Sherwin said last month, “The scope and scope of this investigation into these cases is truly unprecedented, not only in the history of the FBI but probably also in the history of the DOJ.”
While law enforcement continues to round up suspected attackers, newsdos has learned the following about the 235+ people
who were arrested:
How many were calculated?
More than 235 defendants have been tried in federal court. Of these, 70 were also indicted by major juries, according to documents verified by newsdos.
Sherwin said last month that prosecutors would stop blaming the easily identifiable “internet stars” featured in photos and social media and begin creating more complicated conspiracy cases related to coordinating militia groups during the attack. At least 18 have been charged with conspiracy so far. These charges allege that they coordinated with others to commit a crime.
More than 20 have been charged with destroying state property law. During the trial for two of these defendants, theTheir crimes amounted to “terrorism” – an accusation that is not itself an indictment but could affect prison sentences if the men are found guilty.
The FBI told newsdos earlier this month that 40 people have been arrested by law enforcement officers for assault. The crime is punished with sentences ranging from one to 20 years, depending on the circumstances of the attack. The federal prosecutor has also indicted at least 195 suspected rioters of “restricted buildings or land”.
How many have served in the military?
At least 20 of those arrested are veterans, and three are currently in the military – two in the Army Reserve and one in the National Guard – according to military service records and court documents from newsdos.
Of these 20, 10 served with the U.S. Marines, seven with the Army, two with the Navy, and one with the Air Force.
The Army Reserve told newsdos the following statement: “The US Army Reserve takes all allegations of involvement of soldiers or civilians in extremist groups seriously and will properly address this issue in accordance with Army regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice Procedures to Ensure Extremist ideologies and activities directly contradict our values and beliefs, and those who join extremism have no place in our ranks. “
Where are you from?
The alleged rioters come from at least 42 states outside of Washington, DC. Most of those arrested whose home states were known were from Texas. So far, 24 Texans have been charged. Nineteen residents each were arrested in Pennsylvania and Florida, 18 in New York, 12 in California, and 11 in Ohio.
How many have worked in law enforcement?
At least five people were working as law enforcement officers at the time they allegedly participated in the riot, and four have since left their jobs. An official in the North Cornwall, Pennsylvania community was suspended without pay after being charged, among other things, on obstructing law enforcement during a civil disorder. Houston Police Officer Tam Dinh Pham and Monmouth County Correctional Officer Marissa Suarez both resigned after they were arrested and twowere released after prosecutors charged them with alleged behavior in the Capitol. In addition, a Florida firefighter was arrested for participating in the riot.
How many have extremist affiliations?
Authorities have linked at least 31 suspected rioters to extremist groups, including the, , , Texas Freedom Force and the QAnon conspiracy group.
How many were women?
While the majority of those arrested on January 6 were men, at least 29 women were arrested for alleged participation.
How old were those arrested?
Among the 74 defendants whose ages are known, the median age was 42 years. The youngest known suspected rioter is 18-year-old Bruno Joseph Cua, whose prosecutor is accused of attacking an officer after posting online. “President Trump calls us to FIGHT!”
The oldest was 70-year-old Lonnie Coffman, an Alabama man who, according to authorities, brought a car full of guns and explosives to Washington.
How many were released?
At least 111 people were sent home after bailing out or consenting to supervised release.
How many leads are being followed?
Federal law enforcement agencies have issued more than 500 grand jury subpoenas and search warrants, and the FBI has collected more than 200,000 digital media tips from people hoping to share evidence about the riot.
Current updates on important cases
Federal Prosecutor’s Officesix members of the Oath Guards Militia whom the government added as co-defendants to an existing charge against three alleged Oath Guards. Seven members of the group were part of a tactical “pile” of people in riot gear pushing through the crowd to enter the Capitol, the government said.
At least two Capitol rioters may have committed “crimes of terrorism”.This is one reason to keep them off bail while they await trial – and can mean longer sentences if found guilty.
Have lawyers for at least seven accused riotersMr. Trump tries to explain the actions of his customers based on statements and documents that have been verified by newsdos.
A man who the authorities say is a leader in the far-right militia group, the Oath Guardsa top secret security clearance for decades and previously worked for the FBI, his attorney said.
Paulina Smolinski contributed to this report.