December 7, 2021

Capitol Police Officer Accused of Advising Jan. 6 Rioter to Hide Evidence

A U.S. Capitol Police officer was indicted on prices of obstruction of justice after prosecutors say he suggested an alleged rioter to conceal proof of their involvement within the Jan. 6 rebellion.

Prosecutors allege that the officer, Michael A. Riley, tipped off somebody who participated within the riot by advising them to take away incriminating posts from Fb that had proven the particular person contained in the Capitol throughout the assault.

The indictment towards Riley additionally particulars how the 25 12 months veteran of the Capitol Police responded to a report of a pipe bomb on Jan. 6.

In a message Riley later despatched the particular person on Fb, he allegedly revealed that he was an officer with the police pressure who “agrees with your political stance.”

Riley allegedly despatched dozens of messages to the unidentified particular person, advising them to take away incriminating photographs and movies from social media and informing them on how the FBI was investigating and figuring out rioters.