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Wed Jan 13, 2021, 01:05 AM

Capitol riots: How many arrests so far?

By Tara McKelvey
BBC White House reporter
13 January 2021

It's been nearly a week since the Capitol Hill riot - so how much progress have law enforcement made with bringing the perpetrators to justice?

How many arrests so far?
More than 160 case files have been opened and 70 people charged so far, said Michael Sherwin, US Attorney for the District of Columbia on Tuesday.

Some of the misdemeanor charges filed so far are "just the beginning", he said, with officials looking at "significant felony cases" tied to sedition and conspiracy.

What are law enforcement saying about progress?
Steven D'Antuono, the head of the FBI's Washington field office, told reporters on Tuesday that they have been inundated with information and tips from the public: so far, they have received about 100,000 videos and photos.

Justice Department officials said they are considering filing serious charges of seditious activity against some individuals who were involved in the siege on the Capitol.

According to federal criminal code, seditious conspiracy means an effort to conspire to overthrow the US government. The punishment is severe: up to 20 years in prison.

The hunt to identify and arrest Capitol rioters
US Attorneys in Ohio, Minnesota, Kentucky and other states have also pledged to prosecute anyone who travelled from their regions to take part in the riot.

Who are the key people charged so far?
Analysis by BBC Monitoring and BBC Reality Check


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Wed Jan 13, 2021, 01:08 AM

1. They're crawling out of the woodwork now. nt

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Wed Jan 13, 2021, 01:46 AM

2. Slow and easy

At least til t-rump can no longer interfere or pardon them then nail their asses Also let them sweat about when or if they are going to be charged

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