Saturday, June 5th, marks 150 days, or five months, since the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol that disrupted a Joint Session of the U.S. Congress in the process of affirming the presidential election results. As estimated by the Architect of the Capitol, the attack caused approximately $1.5 million worth of damage to the U.S. Capitol building.
Under the continued leadership of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and the FBI’s Washington Field Office, the investigation and prosecution of those responsible for the attack continues to move forward at an unprecedented speed and scale. The Department of Justice’s resolve to hold accountable those who committed crimes on January 6th has not, and will not, wane.
Based on the public court documents, below is a snapshot of the investigation as of Friday, June 4th. Complete versions of the public court documents used to compile these statistics are available on the Capitol Breach Investigation Resource Page at https://www.justice.gov/usao-dc/capitol-breach-cases.
Arrests made: Approximately 465 defendants have been arrested in nearly all 50 states (this includes those charged in both District and Superior Court).
- This works out to be an average of about three defendants arrested every single day, including weekends, since January 6th.
- Over 130 defendants have been charged with assaulting, resisting, or impeding officers or employees, including over 40 individuals who have been charged with using a deadly or dangerous weapon or causing serious bodily injury to an officer.
- Approximately 140 police officers were assaulted January 6th at the Capitol including about 80 U.S. Capitol Police and about 60 from the Metropolitan Police Department.
- Approximately 440 defendants have been charged with entering or remaining in a restricted federal building or grounds.
- Over 40 defendants have been charged with entering the Capitol with a dangerous or deadly weapon.
- Over 30 defendants have been charged with destruction of government property and approximately 25 defendants have been charged with theft of government property.
- Nearly 200 defendants have been charged with corruptly obstructing, influencing, or impeding an official proceeding, or attempting to do so.
- Approximately 30 defendants have been charged with conspiracy, either: (a) conspiracy to obstruct a congressional proceeding, (b) conspiracy to obstruct law enforcement during a civil disorder, (c) conspiracy to injure an officer, or (d) some combination of the three. Examples include:
- This week, four Oath Keepers were arrested for their alleged role in conspiring to interfere with the counting of the Electoral College vote by breaching the Capitol. These arrests constitute the most recent of 16 defendants charged in this conspiracy case.
- 15 members or affiliates of the Proud Boys have been indicted for their alleged role in conspiring to interfere with the counting of the Electoral College vote by breaching the Capitol. These defendants are charged in four separate conspiracy cases.
- In April, a founding member of the Oath Keepers pleaded guilty to conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding, and to entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds with a deadly or dangerous weapon.
- This week, a Florida man pleaded guilty to obstructing an official proceeding.
- Citizens from around the country have provided more than 200,000 digital media tips, and the FBI continues to request the public’s assistance in identifying individuals sought in connection to the January 6th attack.
- In particular, the FBI is currently seeking the public’s assistance in identifying over 250 individuals believed to have committed assaults on police officers or other violent acts on the Capitol grounds. For images and video of the attackers, please visit https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/capitol-violence. Anyone with tips can call 1-800-CALL-FBI (800-225-5324) or visit tips.fbi.gov.