DOJ launches webpage tracking individuals charged in Capitol riot

Capitol riots
Posted at 9:24 PM, Jan 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-14 21:24:12-05

(WTXL) — The Department of Justice has a new website with information about the investigations into last week's violence at the nation's capital.

The Justice Department’s Office of Public Affairs on Thursday launched a new webpage listing every defendant facing charges in Washington, D.C., over their alleged roles in last week’s violent pro-Trump riot at the Capitol.

The site lists the name of each defendant, along with their specific charges, place of residency, the case status and the date the information was last updated on the website. The page’s extensive chart also includes links to digital copies of the press releases and charging documents associated with each case.

Although individuals have been arrested in multiple states across the country, the Justice Department’s website states that each case associated with the Jan. 6 siege at the Capitol is being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia.

The Justice Department has so far brought more than 70 criminal cases in connection with the riot that occurred as a joint session of Congress met to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s electoral victory.

The FBI has said that it is pursuing investigations into more than 170 people.

To view the site click here.