Chicago police officer charged in January 6 attack at Capitol

Cornelia Mascio
Giugno 12, 2021

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Federal authorities arrested a Chicago police officer on Friday for his alleged role in connection to the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. He said Hostetter surrendered to authorities and he expected he would be released from custody.

The newspaper reported that the police department stripped Chwiesiuk of his powers and assigned him to desk duty.

Chwiesiuk was on medical leave from the police department at the time he traveled to Washington for the attack, the complaint states. Warner is the only one alleged to have entered the building. Jeff Merkley, an Oregon Democrat.

They also say that days before he traveled to Washington to attend a rally supporting then-President Donald Trump, Chwiesiuk said in a text to a friend that he was going "to save the nation" and was 'Busy planning how to (expletive) up commies'.

According to NBC, the criminal complaint contained selfies allegedly taken by and shared by Chwiesiuk, 29, from inside the Capitol.

"What happened in D.C. on January 6 was an absolute disgrace", he said during a Friday news conference.

"The fact that a Chicago police officer has been charged in that attack on American democracy", Brown said, "makes my blood boil".

'We have a zero tolerance for hate and extremism of any kind within the Chicago Police Department, ' Brown said. "And if you harbor such ignorance in your heart, you should take off your star now and find another line of work, or I'll do it for you".

Chicago police officer Karol J. Chwiesiuk, 29, stands next to someone in Washington D.C., during the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Trump's election fraud claims are keeping some Capitol attack defendants in jail. He allegedly sent about 36 picture messages while inside the complex.

Earlier on Friday, Law Officer reported that a former police chief from Orange County, California was also taken into custody by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for his role in the Capitol riot.

On Jan. 1, the six men joined a Telegram chat called "The California Patriots-DC Brigade" along with more than 30 other people to coordinate ahead of the riot, authorities said.

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