U.S. Capitol Riot
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April 20, 2021, 11:26 AM

Police officer died of 'natural' causes day after Capitol riot: Medical examiner

U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick died of "natural" causes one day after a violent mob stormed the U.S. Capitol, the D.C. medical examiner announced on Monday.
April 20, 2021, 11:26 AM
Police officer died of 'natural' causes day after Capitol riot: Medical examiner
April 20, 2021, 11:23 AM

Medical examiner reveals Capitol officer involved in riot died of ‘natural’ causes

Officer Brian Sicknick died of "natural" causes after suffering multiple strokes hours after serving on the frontlines of the Jan. 6 siege, according to a medical examiner.
April 20, 2021, 11:23 AM
Medical examiner reveals Capitol officer involved in riot died of ‘natural’ causes
April 18, 2021, 1:31 PM

Some Jan. 6 defendants try to use journalism as riot defense

Some say they were only there to record history as journalists.
April 18, 2021, 1:31 PM
Some Jan. 6 defendants try to use journalism as riot defense
April 16, 2021, 10:35 PM

Oath Keeper is 1st suspect to plead guilty in Capitol riot

A member of the far-right Oath Keepers militia group has become the first defendant to plead guilty to federal charges in connection with the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol
April 16, 2021, 10:35 PM
Guitarist is 1st suspect to plead guilty in Capitol riot
April 15, 2021, 10:30 PM

Capitol Police officer remembered at funeral in Massachusetts

Capitol Police Officer William "Billy" Evans was killed in the line of duty on April 2 when a car struck him and then rammed into a barricade outside the Capitol.
April 15, 2021, 10:30 PM
Capitol Police officer remembered at funeral in Massachusetts
April 15, 2021, 7:14 PM

Capitol Police inspector general testifies on preparedness for Jan. 6 riot

His report said Capitol Police were ill-prepared.
April 15, 2021, 7:14 PM
Capitol Police inspector general testifies on preparedness for Jan. 6 riot
April 15, 2021, 1:12 AM

DOJ drops probe into officer who shot Capitol rioter Ashli Babbitt

Officials determined "there is insufficient evidence to support a criminal prosecution" of the officer who shot Babbitt.
April 15, 2021, 1:12 AM
DOJ drops probe into officer who shot Capitol rioter
April 15, 2021, 12:23 AM

Inspector general releases scathing report of Jan. 6 riot

The inspector general of the Capitol Police said that the department was warned by its own intelligence analysts days before the Jan. 6 siege. The report said “Congress itself is the target.”
April 15, 2021, 12:23 AM
Inspector general releases scathing report of Jan. 6 riot
April 14, 2021, 10:47 PM

Prosecutors: No charges for officer in Capitol riot shooting

The decision, though expected, officially closes out the investigation.
April 14, 2021, 10:47 PM
April 13, 2021, 10:29 PM

Oath Keepers stashed weapons at hotel for potential Jan. 6 violence, prosecutors indicate

Oath Keepers stashed weapons for potential violence at a hotel in Virginia on Jan. 6, the day of the Capitol riot, prosecutors said in a court filing.
April 13, 2021, 10:29 PM
Oath Keepers appear to have stashed weapons at hotel on Jan. 6: Prosecutors
April 13, 2021, 7:54 AM

What's next as Congress ramps up investigations of Jan. 6

More than three months after the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol, Congress is still trying to figure out how to move forward and prevent future attacks
April 13, 2021, 7:54 AM
April 12, 2021, 6:28 PM

What's next as Congress ramps up investigations of Jan. 6

A top priority for lawmakers is deciding what to do with the tall black fence.
April 12, 2021, 6:28 PM
April 9, 2021, 10:42 PM

Capitol riot defendant claims he was attacked by DC jail guards, lawyer says

A Pennsylvania man charged with assaulting officers during the Capitol riot says he was beaten by two guards at the D.C. Correctional Facility, according to his lawyer.
April 9, 2021, 10:42 PM
Capitol riot defendant claims he was attacked by DC jail guards, lawyer says
April 8, 2021, 8:12 AM

'We did our part': The overlooked role women played in the Capitol riot

With women making up 14% of recent arrests related to the Jan. 6 Capitol attack, experts warn that the role women play in terrorism has been drastically underestimated.
April 8, 2021, 8:12 AM
'We did our part': The overlooked role women played in the Capitol riot
April 6, 2021, 9:26 PM

Capitol Police officer's family says his death 'left a gaping void in our lives'

The family of Capitol Police officer Billy Evans says his death in last Friday's attack has "left a gaping void in our lives."
April 6, 2021, 9:26 PM
Capitol Police officer's family says his death 'left a gaping void in our lives'
April 6, 2021, 5:04 PM

Capitol police officer to lie in honor at rotunda April 13

The 18-year U.S. Capitol Police veteran killed last week in the line of duty is being remembered as a man with a sense of humor who loved baseball and golf and was most proud of being a father of two children
April 6, 2021, 5:04 PM
April 5, 2021, 10:15 PM

Suspect in Capitol attack 'intentionally struck' officers: Police

Questions remained on Monday about the possible motive of the suspect in Friday's attack that killed a Capitol Police officer.
April 5, 2021, 10:15 PM
Suspect in Capitol attack 'intentionally struck' officers: Police
April 5, 2021, 9:14 PM

No indication officer in Capitol attack was stabbed, shot

The investigation remains ongoing.
April 5, 2021, 9:14 PM
April 5, 2021, 11:58 AM

Capitol Police union urging Congress to ramp up security after attack

The U.S. Capitol Police union is urging Congress to ramp up security after Friday's knife attack.
April 5, 2021, 11:58 AM
Capitol Police union urging Congress to ramp up security after attack
April 5, 2021, 11:37 AM

New concerns over security in Washington, D.C. after driver killed officer

The assailant rammed a barricade and killed one Capitol Police officer and injured another before he was killed by police.
April 5, 2021, 11:37 AM
New concerns over security in Washington, D.C. after driver killed officer
April 5, 2021, 6:13 AM

Investigation continues into attack on Capitol Hill

Authorities continue to search for a motive in the attack that left one officer dead.
April 5, 2021, 6:13 AM
Investigation continues into attack on Capitol Hill
April 4, 2021, 6:06 PM

Congress needs to balance securing the Capitol with public access: Sen. Roy Blunt

Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., and retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré appeared on ABC's "This Week."
April 4, 2021, 6:06 PM
Congress needs to balance securing the Capitol with public access: Sen. Roy Blunt
April 4, 2021, 4:47 PM

'We need to up our game in support of the Capitol Police': Russel Honoré

George Stephanopoulos interviews retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré on "This Week."
April 4, 2021, 4:47 PM
'We need to up our game in support of the Capitol Police': Russel Honoré
April 4, 2021, 4:46 PM

'It'd be a mistake for fencing to be a permanent part of the Capitol': Sen. Blunt

George Stephanopoulos interviews Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., on "This Week."
April 4, 2021, 4:46 PM
'It'd be a mistake for fencing to be a permanent part of the Capitol': Sen. Blunt
April 4, 2021, 4:46 PM

Capitol Police want Congress to address security gaps after Capitol Hill attack

The officer who was injured in the attack has been released from the hospital as the police union calls on Congress to ramp up security and safety measures for its officers.
April 4, 2021, 4:46 PM
Capitol Police want Congress to address security gaps after Capitol Hill attack
April 4, 2021, 3:44 PM

Suspect identified in killing of officer at US Capitol barricade: Sources

Shots were reported fired at the north barricade of the U.S. Capitol, according to sources.
April 4, 2021, 3:44 PM
Suspect identified in killing of officer at US Capitol barricade: Sources
April 4, 2021, 12:16 AM

Authorities search for motive in deadly Capitol Hill attack

William “Billy” Evans, an 18-year veteran with the U.S. Capitol Police, was killed during the incident.
April 4, 2021, 12:16 AM
Authorities search for motive in deadly Capitol Hill attack
April 3, 2021, 9:30 PM

Deadly breach could delay decisions about Capitol fencing

The deadly breach could delay decisions on Capitol fencing.
April 3, 2021, 9:30 PM
April 3, 2021, 3:58 PM

Capitol Police officer killed by knife-wielding suspect who rammed into barricade

This is the second deadly attack on Capitol Police this year, which is raising concerns about security.
April 3, 2021, 3:58 PM
Capitol Police officer killed by knife-wielding suspect who rammed into barricade
April 3, 2021, 10:28 AM

Officer killed in vehicle attack at the Capitol

A U.S. Capitol Police officer is dead after a suspect rammed a car into a barricade and then exited the vehicle with a knife. Police opened fire and killed the suspect.
April 3, 2021, 10:28 AM
Officer killed in vehicle attack at the Capitol
April 2, 2021, 6:59 PM

Ex-West Virginia official pleads not guilty in Capitol riot

A former city councilman in Parkersburg, West Virginia, has pleaded not guilty in the Jan. 6 breach of the U.S. Capitol
April 2, 2021, 6:59 PM
April 2, 2021, 6:23 PM

2 police officers injured at US Capitol

Capitol Police opened fire after a vehicle tried to break through a barrier.
April 2, 2021, 6:23 PM
 2 police officers injured at US Capitol
March 31, 2021, 6:23 PM

2 Capitol Police officers sue Trump for physical and emotional injuries from Jan. 6 riot

Two Capitol Police officers filed a civil suit Tuesday against former President Trump for physical and emotional injuries they say they suffered in the Jan. 6 riot.
March 31, 2021, 6:23 PM
2 Capitol Police officers sue Trump for physical and emotional injuries from riot
March 31, 2021, 4:04 PM

2 Capitol Police officers sue Trump for injuries sustained from riot

Two US Capitol Police officers have filed a lawsuit against former President Donald Trump, alleging he incited the Jan. 6 riot.
March 31, 2021, 4:04 PM
2 Capitol Police officers sue Trump for injuries sustained from riot
March 31, 2021, 3:01 PM

Some Capitol riot suspects apologize as consequences sink in

Confronted with video and evidence in court, dozens of rioters have apologized.
March 31, 2021, 3:01 PM
Compelling court evidence prompts some Capitol rioters to come to grip with actions
March 30, 2021, 7:51 PM

Lawyer: FBI enlisted Proud Boys leader to inform on antifa

Proud Boys “thought leader" allegedly agreed to give the FBI with information.
March 30, 2021, 7:51 PM
March 30, 2021, 4:38 PM

Michigan fines barber over Capitol protest, other violations

A Michigan barber who defied Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and reopened his shop last spring during the coronavirus pandemic was fined $9,000 for violating licensing rules, including joining a protest where hairstylists cut hair on the Capitol lawn
March 30, 2021, 4:38 PM
March 29, 2021, 10:30 PM

Capitol riot suspect wore 'I Was There' shirt when arrested

Federal prosecutors say a man charged with storming the U.S. Capitol was wearing a T-shirt commemorating the day of the riots when law enforcement officers arrested him at his Dallas home
March 29, 2021, 10:30 PM
March 26, 2021, 7:48 PM

Pelosi taps DC National Guard head to lead House security

The commanding general of the District of Columbia National Guard is becoming the House’s first African American sergeant-at-arms
March 26, 2021, 7:48 PM
March 26, 2021, 6:06 PM

Trump claims Capitol rioters posed 'zero threat,' says some being persecuted

Former President Donald Trump claimed on Fox that the rioters were "hugging and kissing" Capitol Police officers during the Jan 6 riot.
March 26, 2021, 6:06 PM
Trump claims Capitol rioters posed 'zero threat,' says some being persecuted
1 month ago

Oath Keepers leader, during attack on Capitol, allegedly told followers 'Trump better do his damn duty'

Court documents detail further communications allegedly between Oath Keepers leader Stewart Rhodes and members of the group during and after the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
1 month ago
Oath Keepers leader told followers during riot, 'Trump better do his damn duty': Feds
1 month ago

Video: Capitol police officer sprayed with toxic chemical

Images obtained exclusively by The New York Times showed the moment officer Brian Sicknick was sprayed with a toxic chemical by a rioter. He died the day after the riot.
1 month ago
Video: Capitol police officer sprayed with toxic chemical
1 month ago

Oath Keeper discussed 'alliance' of far-right groups leading up to Jan. 6: Prosecutors

Prosecutors have revealed new communications showing a potential 'alliance' that formed between three far-right groups planning to travel to Washington, D.C. on Jan. 6.
1 month ago
Oath Keeper discussed 'alliance' of far-right groups before Jan. 6: Prosecutors
1 month ago

Some Capitol riot suspects could be charged with sedition

Federal prosecutors are considering rarely used sedition charges against at least some of the rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Prosecutors need to prove people conspired to use force.
1 month ago
Some Capitol riot suspects could be charged with sedition
1 month ago

FBI asks for help identifying new suspects in graphic Capitol riot footage

Federal investigators are asking for the public’s assistance in tracking down 10 suspects they believe carried out some of the most brutal attacks on police officers during the Jan. 6 siege.
1 month ago
FBI asks for help identifying new suspects in graphic Capitol riot footage
1 month ago

Capitol Police officer's widow wants his suicide death declared 'in the line of duty'

The widow of U.S. Capitol Police officer Howard Liebengood wants his suicide death three days after the Jan 6. attack be declared "in the line of duty."
1 month ago
Capitol Police officer's widow wants his suicide death declared 'in the line of duty'
1 month ago

FBI searches for man seen beating police during Capitol riot

FBI agents are urgently asking for the public’s help in identifying 10 people who violently attacked police on Jan. 6, including one man seen viciously beating police with a metal pole.
1 month ago
FBI searches for man seen beating police during Capitol riot
1 month ago

FBI releases new videos of Capitol attack, asks for help identifying suspects

The FBI released new videos and photos from the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol and is asking for assistance in identifying suspects.
1 month ago
FBI releases new videos of Capitol attack, asks for help identifying suspects
1 month ago

2 men indicted for conspiring to injure officers including Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick

The two men arrested and charged last week for the assault on Capitol police officer Brian Sicknick during the Jan. 6 riot have now been indicted by a grand jury.
1 month ago
2 men indicted for conspiring to injure Capitol officers including Sicknick
1 month ago

Flood of Capitol riot, tribal cases swamps US prosecutors

The U.S. Justice Department’s to-do list is always intense
1 month ago