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Fri Jun 11, 2021, 02:37 PM

Chicago police officer charged in connection with US Capitol breach

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Jon Seidel
#BREAKING: Chicago police officer Karol J. Chwiesiuk charged in connection with U.S. Capitol breach. Developing @Suntimes story: https://bit.ly/3zfX9sN w/ @MHendricksonCST

Chicago police officer charged in connection with US Capitol breach
Karol J. Chwiesiuk is at least the tenth individual from Illinois charged in connection with the U.S. Capitol breach, and he is the fourth on that list from the Chicago area.
10:07 AM · Jun 11, 2021


Federal authorities have arrested a Chicago police officer for his alleged role in the January breach of the U.S. Capitol that interrupted the Electoral College vote count and has led to a sprawling criminal investigation.

Karol J. Chwiesiuk is charged with five misdemeanor counts and appeared remotely before U.S. Judge Gabriel Fuentes in Chicago Friday, where he was given a $15,000 unsecured bond.

Fuentes further ordered Chwiesiuk to surrender his FOID card and not possess a weapon or keep weapons in his home while he awaits trial. He also cannot travel to Washington.

Three days before the riot at the Capitol, Chwiesiuk texted an associate that he was “busy planning how to f—- up commies” during a conversation about unsuccessful lawsuits that had been filed to dispute the results of President Joe Biden’s election, federal prosecutors said. He then allegedly traveled from Chicago to Washington and joined the mob that stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6.


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