Wednesday, Oct. 6, marks nine months since the Jan. 6 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 Jan. 6 has not, and will not, wane.
Based on the public court documents, below is a snapshot of the investigation as of Wednesday, Oct. 6. 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 650 defendants have been arrested in nearly all 50 states (this includes those charged in both District and Superior Court).
- At least 190 defendants have been charged with assaulting, resisting, or impeding officers or employees, including over 60 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 Jan. 6 at the Capitol including about 80 U.S. Capitol Police and about 60 from the Metropolitan Police Department.
- Approximately 10 individuals have been arrested on a series of charges that relate to assaulting a member of the media, or destroying their equipment, on Jan. 6.
- Over 575 defendants have been charged with entering or remaining in a restricted federal building or grounds.
- Over 65 defendants have been charged with entering a restricted area with a dangerous or deadly weapon.
- Over 40 defendants have been charged with destruction of government property, and over 30 defendants have been charged with theft of government property.
- At least 260 defendants have been charged with corruptly obstructing, influencing, or impeding an official proceeding, or attempting to do so.
- Approximately 40 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.
- More than 90 individuals have pleaded guilty to a variety of federal charges, from misdemeanors to felony obstruction, many of whom will face incarceration at sentencing.
- More than 80 have pleaded guilty to misdemeanors. Thirteen have pleaded guilty to felonies.
- Four of those who have pleaded guilty to felonies have pleaded to charges related to assaults on law enforcement. All face statutory maximums of 20 years or more in prison as well as potential financial penalties.
- Twelve federal defendants have had their cases adjudicated and received sentences for their criminal activity on Jan. 6. Five have been sentenced to periods of incarceration.
- 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 more than 350 individuals believed to have committed violent acts on the Capitol grounds, including over 250 who assaulted police officers.
- Additionally, the FBI currently has 18 videos of suspects wanted for violent assaults on federal officers and one video of two suspects wanted for assaults on members of the media on January 6th and is seeking the public’s help to identify them. 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.