Over 1,100 People Charged in Connection to Jan. 6 Capitol Attacks, DOJ Reports

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The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that the number of individuals charged for their involvement in the Jan. 6, 2021, attacks on the Capitol has exceeded 1,100. The charges have been filed against defendants in almost all 50 states and Washington, D.C. Among the charges, 372 people were accused of assaulting, resisting, or impeding officers and employees, including 112 individuals who were charged with using dangerous weapons or causing serious injury to an officer. The DOJ reported that approximately 140 officers were assaulted during the events.

Additionally, 11 individuals were arrested for assaulting members of the media or damaging their equipment. The charges also include 967 individuals accused of entering or remaining in restricted areas on federal property, with 104 of them carrying dangerous weapons. Destruction of government property resulted in charges against 64 people, while 51 individuals were charged with theft.

Moreover, more than 310 individuals faced charges of obstructing, influencing, or impeding an official proceeding. Forty-two defendants were charged with conspiracy to disrupt a congressional proceeding, obstruction of law enforcement during a civil disorder, or causing harm to an officer. According to available data, 632 individuals have pleaded guilty, while 110 have been found guilty at contested trials.


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