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Texas Man Pleads Guilty to Assaulting Law Enforcement During Jan. 6 Capitol Breach

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

            WASHINGTON – A Texas man pleaded guilty on Feb. 28, 2024, to 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.

            Brian Scott Jackson, 48, of Katy, Texas, pleaded guilty in the District of Columbia to a felony offense of assaulting, resisting, or impeding certain officers. U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras will sentence Jackson on Aug. 6, 2024. 

            According to court documents, Jackson traveled from Texas to Washington, D.C., with his brother, co-defendant Adam Lejay Jackson, a companion to protest Congress' certification of the Electoral College. The three attended the "'Stop the Steal" rally on the Ellipse and later made their way to the West Plaza of the Capitol grounds.

            Brian Jackson then recorded a video and posted it to his Facebook account. In the video, Adam Jackson appears to be holding a police shield, and Brian Jackson states that, "Adam got a g—d--shield, stole it from the f— ing popo!" The trio then made their way to the Lower West Terrace. On the Lower West Terrace, police had formed a defensive line at the mouth of an archway leading to an entrance to the Capitol building known as the Tunnel. The Tunnel was created by the construction of the Inauguration stage and the site of some of the most violent attacks against law enforcement on January 6th. Rioters at the Tunnel battled police officers for hours as they attempted to storm the Capitol building.

            Court documents say that Adam Jackson rammed the police line with his stolen police riot shield. Seconds later, Brian Jackson threw a long, tan-colored flagpole with an attached American flag at the police line.

            After the events of January 6th, Jackson sent several text messages expressing his pride in regard to having participated in the violence at the Capitol. One message read, "We love our president and we stood up for America today be proud we did it and f— these hoe ass cops that are traitors we f— ed up that capital up today !!!"

            The FBI arrested the Jacksons on June 7, 2022, in Texas. Adam Jackson pleaded guilty to a felony charge of assaulting, resisting, or impeding certain officers on Sept. 29, 2023. He is scheduled to be sentenced on March 21, 2024.

            The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia and the Department of Justice National Security Division's Counterterrorism Section prosecuted this case. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Texas provided valuable assistance.

            The FBI's Houston and Washington Field Offices investigated 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.

            Anyone with tips can call 1-800-CALL-FBI (800-225-5324) or visit

Updated March 1, 2024

Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 24-190