TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Lawrence Keefe, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Florida, said that the office will prosecute locals that violated federal law in the Washington protests on Wednesday.
"As United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida, our office will do everything within our authority to identify and prosecute any individuals from this district who violated federal law and traveled to Washington to participate in this dangerous lawlessness," said Keefe in a statement released Thursday.
The statement came after the FBI began asking the public to help them identify those involved in the events in Washington, D.C. on Thursday.
"These individuals are neither patriots nor protesters; they are shameless criminals and must be treated as such," added Keefe.
The Northern District of Florida U.S. District Court serves the following counties through their court locations:
- Gainesville: Alachua, Dixie, Gilchrist, Lafayette, Levy
- Panama City: Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Washington
- Pensacola: Escambia, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Walton
- Tallahassee: Franklin, Gadsden, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Taylor, Wakulla