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New York Man Arrested for Assaulting Law Enforcement and Other Charges During Jan. 6 Capitol Breach

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Columbia

            WASHINGTON - A New York man has been arrested on felony and misdemeanor charges, including for assaulting law enforcement during the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. His actions and the actions of others disrupted a joint session of the U.S. Congress convened to ascertain and count the electoral votes related to the 2020 presidential election.

            Mitchell Bosch, 44, of Brooklyn, New York, is charged in a criminal complaint filed in the District of Columbia with felony offenses of civil disorder and assaulting, resisting, or impeding certain officers. Bosch is also charged with several misdemeanors, including entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds, disorderly or disruptive conduct in any restricted building or grounds, engaging in any act of physical violence against any person or property in any restricted building or grounds, and engaging in an act of physical violence in the Capitol building or grounds.

            Bosch was arrested today by the FBI in Brooklyn, New York, and is expected to make his initial appearance in the Eastern District of New York.

            According to court documents, Bosch was identified in open-source video footage and police body-worn camera footage as present among a crowd of rioters amassed inside the restricted perimeter of the Capitol grounds at the Northwest Courtyard on Jan. 6, 2021. At approximately 4:20 p.m. on January 6, United States Capitol Police Officers and Metropolitan Police Department Officers were making a concerted effort to push rioters away from the Northwest Courtyard and off the Capitol grounds.

            During this push by law enforcement, court documents say that Bosch can be seen in multiple instances opposing the police advance by pushing directly against officers, assisting other rioters in pushing against officers, and encouraging other rioters to oppose the police. About one minute into the officers’ advance, open-source video depicts Bosch joining rioters moving up to oppose the police line as they chant “U.S.A. U.S.A.” As Bosch moved into the police line, he put his hands up toward an officer’s riot shield and used his body to push into the shield as rioters around him did the same. Bosch stayed at the front of the mob as the rioters used their collective effort to shove that portion of the police line back several feet.

            At about 4:26 p.m., officers reestablished their line and resumed their attempt to push the mob out of the Northwest Courtyard. Bosch is seen on body-worn camera footage as he moved up in the crowd and braced himself behind another rioter before rushing again to the front of the crowd of rioters as another confrontation between officers and the mob began.

            By approximately 4:34 p.m., officers had successfully moved the rioters around the Capitol building’s northwest corner and had begun pushing them further away from the building to the north. At approximately 4:35 p.m., another fight began along the police line on the side still closest to the Capitol building. Body-worn camera footage from this time depicts Bosch rushing forward to engage officers and again pushing into the police line.

            Officers successfully pushed Bosch back to the other side of the police line; however, he once again rushed police and pushed into the line before retreating back into the crowd. Bosch remained within the restricted perimeter on the east side of the Capitol grounds for some time following his confrontation with police.

            The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia and the Department of Justice National Security Division's Counterterrorism Section are prosecuting this case. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York provided valuable assistance.

            The FBI's New York and Washington Field Offices are investigating this case. The U.S. Capitol Police and the Metropolitan Police Department provided valuable assistance.

            In the 37 months since Jan. 6, 2021, more than 1,313 individuals have been charged in nearly all 50 states for crimes related to the breach of the U.S. Capitol, including more than 469 individuals charged with assaulting or impeding law enforcement, a felony. The investigation remains ongoing.

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            A complaint is merely an allegation, and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.


Updated February 14, 2024

Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 24-133