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January 6 Storming of the Capitol

This guide documents the government investigation of the Capitol breach on Wednesday, January 6, 2021.

DOJ January 6 Investigation

 

DOJ Seal Capitol Breach Investigation Resource Page


Capitol Breach Cases: List of defendants charged in federal court in the District of Columbia related to crimes committed at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C, on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. 
 FBI Most Wanted List for the U.S. Capitol Violence 
 

News

7.28.2021
Virginia Man Arrested for Assault on Law Enforcement During Jan. 6 Capitol Breach.
Former Marine and Self-Proclaimed Proud Boy Charged at Police with Large Stick.
Press Release
Indictment 

7.27.2021
Pennsylvania Man Arrested for Assault on Law Enforcement During Jan. 6 Capitol Breach.
Assailant Dressed in Paramilitary Gear Repeatedly Sprayed Officers with Chemical Irritant.
Press Release
I
ndictment 

7.23.2021
Texas Man Arrested for Assault on Law Enforcement During Jan. 6 Capitol Breach.
Assailant Pepper-Sprayed Police and Struck Them with Whip.
Press Release

7.21.2021
Mississippi Man Arrested for Assault on Law Enforcement During Jan. 6 Capitol Breach.
Defendant Charged at Officers and Repeatedly Struck Them with Four-Foot-Long Rod.
Press Release
Indictment 

7.19.2021
Florida Man Sentenced to Eight Months in Prison for His Role in Jan. 6 Capitol Breach.
Defendant Illegally Entered U.S. Capitol and Into the Senate Chamber.
Press Release 

7.15.2021
Idaho Man Pleads Guilty to Breaching Capitol on Jan. 6 to Obstruct Congressional Proceeding.
Press Release

7.9.2021
New York Man Arrested for Assault on Law Enforcement During Jan. 6 Capitol Breach.
Assailant Referred to as “SuitMacer” Sprayed Multiple Officers with Chemical Irritant.
Press Release
Indictment 

7.6.2021
Oath Keepers Member Arrested on Conspiracy Charges Related to Jan. 6 Capitol Breach.
Press Release
Indictment

6.30.2021
Alabama Oath Keeper Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy Charges Related to Jan. 6 Capitol Breach.
Defendant Admits to Planning, Communicating and Conspiring with Others in Advance of Capitol Breach
Press Release
Indictment 

6.30.2021
California Man Arrested for Assault on Law Enforcement during Jan. 6 Capitol Breach.
Self-Proclaimed Member of Proud Boys Caught on Video Spraying Unknown Substance at Police Officers.
Press Release
Indictment

6.24.2021
Statement of Attorney General Merrick B. Garland on the Investigation into the January 6th Attack on the Capitol.
“We have now crossed the threshold of 500 arrests, including the 100th arrest of a defendant on charges of assaulting a federal law enforcement officer. This morning, we arrested our first defendant on charges that include assaulting a member of the news media."
Full Statement Text

6.24.2021
Illinois Man Arrested for Assault on Law Enforcement, and First to be Arrested for Assault on Members of News Media during Jan. 6 Capitol Breach.
Defendant Tripped and Pushed Officer to the Ground, Breached Media Staging Area and Tackled Cameraman.
Press Release
Indictment

6.24.2021
Virginia Man Arrested for Assault on Law Enforcement During Jan. 6 Capitol Breach.
Defendant Threw Objects at Police, Repeatedly Struck them with a Baton, and Posted Activity to Instagram.
Press Release
Indictment 

6.24.2021
Florida Couple Arrested for Crimes Related to Jan. 6 Capitol Breach.
Husband and Wife Stormed Capitol; Man Threw Chair at U.S. Capitol Police Officers.
Press Release
Indictment 

6.23.2021
Man with Ties to Florida and New Jersey Arrested for Assault on Law Enforcement during Jan. 6 Capitol Breach.
Press Release
Indictment 

6.23.2021
Florida Man Pleads Guilty to Charges of Conspiracy and Obstruction Following Jan. 6 Capitol Breach.
Defendant is First in a Sixteen-Person, Oath-Keeper-Affiliated Conspiracy Case to Cooperate and Plead Guilty Arising from Jan. 6 Capitol Breach.
Press Release

6.14.2021
Pennsylvania Man Arrested for Assault on Law Enforcement during Jan. 6 Capitol Breach.
Defendant Organized ‘Shield Wall’ in Violent Attack on Officers in Tunnel, Coordinated with Others and Repeatedly Assaulted Police.
Press Release
Indictment

6.11.2021
Minnesota Man Arrested for Assault on Law Enforcement during Jan. 6 Capitol Breach.
Defendant Shoved Police, Kicked Officer on the Ground and Stole Riot Shields.
Press Release
Indictment

6.10.2021
Six California Men, Four of Whom Self-Identify as Members of “Three-Percenter” Militias, Indicted on Conspiracy Charges Related to Jan. 6 Capitol Breach.
Defendants Planned Group Travel, Communicated, Organized and Prepared to Obstruct Congress in Advance.
Press Release
Indictment

6.9.2021
Georgia Man Arrested for Assault on Law Enforcement during Jan. 6 Capitol Breach,
Defendant Struck and Kicked Police while Armed with Mace and Boot Knife.
Press Release
Indictment

6.8.2021
Self-Identified Proud Boy Arrested for Violent Entry and Obstruction of Justice during Jan. 6 Capitol Breach.
Defendant “Led the Storm,” and Bragged in Facebook Messages to Other Users
Press Release
Indictment

6.8.2021
Alabama Man Arrested for Assault on Law Enforcement During Jan. 6 Capitol Breach.
Defendant Threw Objects, Including Wooden 4x4 and Metal Barricade, at U.S. Capitol Police
Press Release
Indictment

6.8.2021
Self-Identified Proud Boy Arrested for Violent Entry and Obstruction of Justice during Jan. 6 Capitol Breach.
 Defendant “Led the Storm,” and Bragged in Facebook Messages to Other Users
Press Release
Indictment

6.3.2021
Four Arrested in Sixteen-Defendant Oath Keeper Conspiracy Case for Activities Leading to U.S. Capitol Breach.
Fourth Superseding Indictment Identifies Additional Conspirators, Alleges Obstruction and Assault on Law Enforcement.
Press Release
Indictment 

6.2.2021
Florida Woman Arrested for Assault on Law Enforcement During Jan. 6 Capitol Breach.
Press Release
Indictment

5.28.2021
California Man Arrested for Violence on Capitol Grounds during Jan. 6 Capitol Breach. Defendant Pushed Large Metal Sign into Officers, Sprayed them with Chemical.
Press Release
Indictment 

May 27, 2021
Kentucky Man Arrested for Assault on Law Enforcement during Jan. 6 Capitol Breach. Defendant Sprayed Police with a Fire Extinguisher, Stole Helmet, and Climbed Through a Broken Window.
Press Release 
Indictment 

May 27, 2021 
Ohio Man Arrested in Alabama for Assault on Law Enforcement during Jan. 6 Capitol Breach. Defendant Repeatedly Attacked Police, Punched and Struck Officers.  
Press Release
Indictment

May 13, 2021
Active Duty U.S. Marine Corps Officer Arrested for Assault on Federal Law Enforcement Officer During Jan. 6 Capitol Breach.
Press Release

April 29, 2021
Utah Man Arrested for Assaulting Law Enforcement during Jan. 6 Capitol Breach. Press Release

April 27, 2021
New York Man Arrested for Assaulting Law Enforcement During Jan. 6 Capitol Breach.
Press Release

April 26, 2021
Oregon Man Arrested for Assault on Law Enforcement during Jan. 6 Capitol Breach. Press Release

April 23, 2021
Third Member of Conspiracy Involving Proud Boys Members Arrested in Connection to Jan. 6 Capitol Breach.
Press Release

April 23, 2021
Husband and Wife Charged with Assaulting Metropolitan Police Officers during Jan. 6 Capitol Breach.
Press Release

April 23, 2021
Kentucky Man Arrested for Assaulting a U.S. Capitol Police Officer in Jan. 6 Capitol Breach.
Press Release

April 23, 2021
South Carolina Man Arrested for Assault on Law Enforcement During Jan. 6 Capitol Breach.
Press Release

April 16, 2021
100 Days since the January 6th Attack on the Capitol.
Press Release

April 16, 2021
Jon Schaffer, lifetime founding member of the Oath Keepers, pleads guilty to breaching Capitol on Jan. 6 to obstruct Congressional proceeding.
Press Release
Plea Agreement PDF

April 5, 2021
Two Brothers, Including Self-Identified Proud Boy, Charged and Ordered Detained for Crimes Related to U.S. Capitol Breach.
Press Release

April 2, 2021
Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Issues Statement on Death and Injury of Capitol Police Officers.
Press Release

March 18, 2021
Florida Man Arrested, Charged in Federal Court for Assaulting MPD Officers during U.S. Capitol Breach.
Press Release

March 17, 2021
ODNI, DOJ and DHS Release Unclassified Summary of Assessment on Domestic Violent Extremism.
Press Release. Summary

March 15, 2021
Two Men Charged with Assaulting Federal Officers with Dangerous Weapon on January 6.
Press Release

March 9, 2021 
Video and Additional Information Released in Pipe Bomb Investigation.
Press Release

March 5, 2021
D.C.-Area Man Indicted by Federal Grand Jury for Violence at U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
Press Release

February 26, 2021
Individuals Associated with Proud Boys Charged with Conspiring to Obstruct an Official Proceeding and Interfering with Law Enforcement, and Other Charges Related to the Jan. 6 Riots .
Press Release

2.23.2021
Retired NYPD Officer Arrested, Charged in Federal Court for Assaulting and Impeding MPD Officer during U.S. Capitol Breach.
 Press Release


2.19.2021 
Six Individuals Affiliated with the Oath Keepers Indicted by a Federal Grand Jury for Conspiracy to Obstruct Congress on Jan. 6, 202. 
Press Release

2.5.2021
Maine Man Charged in Federal Court for Assaulting and Impeding Law Enforcement Officers during U.S. Capitol Breach. 
Press Release 


2.3.2021
Texas Man, Self-Proclaimed Leader of Honolulu Proud Boys Now Indicted by a Federal Grand Jury for Conspiracy to Obstruct Congress.
 Press Release


2,3 2021
Member of Proud Boys Charged with Obstructing an Official Proceeding, Other Charges Related to the Jan. 6.
 Press Release