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725 suspects were arrested in the year since the Capitol riot, DOJ announces. The FBI is looking for 350 more.

Business Insider
Business Insider
 2022-01-01

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The scene outside the US Capitol on January 6, 2021.
  • In a year-end update, the DOJ broke down the arrests and convictions from the Capitol riot.
  • There had been 725 arrests and 165 guilty please, with several heavy prison terms.
  • FBI agents continue to seek some 350 people, the department said.

Seven hundred and twenty five people have been arrested in connection with the riot at the US Capitol, the Department of Justice said in a year-end update on its investigation.

DOJ officials broke down the arrests, convictions, and sentences of those accused of involvement in the January 6, 2021, storming of the Capitol.

The department said 165 of the 725 arrested — around 22% — had pleaded guilty, mostly to misdemeanor charges.

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Robert Scott Palmer, the rioter given the longest sentence to date.

Twenty of the guilty pleas were for felony charges, and four of them — all cases of people attacking police officers — come with minimum prison terms of at least 20 years, the department said.

There are many more people at the riot whom the FBI has yet to identify. The DOJ release said that agents are seeking at least 350 more people they suspect of violent acts, including 250 they say assaulted police officers.

Here are some of the most notable convictions:

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Jacob Chansley, also known as the QAnon Shaman, inside the Capitol on January 6, 2021.

Insider has published interactive databases of those charged over the riot , and those who pleaded guilty .

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Nicolas Richmond
01-01

but they do not have the times and resources to find the people burned and looted and destroyed cities all previous of the 6th of January this is double standards

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patriot proud
01-01

If democrats would put this much effort into investing who is responsible for covid, (fauci)and millions of unnecessary deaths, then it would show they care about Americans. They're to busy witch hunting as usual.

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Linda Beisel
01-01

It is needed that all the mentally ill rioters that caused 30 million in damage to the Capitol be found arrested and go to trial they smeared feces on the walls and urinated on the house of the republic and democracy

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