Prosecutors: Jan. 6 rioters committed more than 1,000 assaults on police

Prosecutors have charged more than 100 Capitol accused of assaulting or obstructing US Capitol Police and DC Metropolitan Police Department officers. More than 130 officials were injured during the violence of the mob by supporters of then-President Donald Trump who stormed the Capitol as Congress certified Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 presidential election. One officer died shortly after the attack, and several others died of suicide in the weeks and months since.

Trump has tried in recent months to rewrite the history of his supporters’ actions in the Capitol, claiming they are peaceful and particularly well behaved towards the police. However, the new statistic underscores the fierce violence of the attack and the fact that prosecutors are still looking for dozens, if not hundreds, of suspects in some of the violent crimes committed that day.

In fact, the FBI released on Wednesday a bulletin Ask for help in identifying two rioters who attacked a journalist in the Capitol.

Prosecutors also announced on the file that they were in the process of uploading 7,000 hours of Capitol surveillance footage to their evidence-gathering systems and that an additional 7,000 hours of footage had been deemed irrelevant to the case.

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