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A Chicago police officer was arrested on Friday on suspicion of breaking into the US Capitol on January 6 among a mob of pro-Trump supporters, according to the Department of Justice

Karol Chwiesiuk, 29, was charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. Chwiesiuk is a two-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department and worked in the Harrison District of Chicago, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. He previously worked for the Cook County Sheriff’s Office.

Court filings show the FBI first identified Chwiesiuk after the “FBI learned that a device” associated with Chwiesiuk entered the Capitol on January 6. Investigators obtained his phone records and discovered he messaged several people while inside the building. 

After interviewing the people Chwiesiuk texted inside the Capitol, the FBI found texts from Chwiesiuk on January 3 saying how he was “busy planning how to f–k up some commies.” On January 6, he messaged the same person to tell them he “knocked out a commie last night” but warned them not to tell someone whose name is redacted in the court filing,

Images of Chwiesiuk outside of the Capitol show …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Politics


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