Latest 2021 United States Capitol riot News

Capitol Police watchdog says force needs a "culture change"

Apr. 15, 2021 12:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top watchdog for the U.S. Capitol Police will tell a House committee on Thursday that there is a need for a culture change within the force after broad failures in its response to the Jan. 6 insurrection, including missed intelligence predicting a “war” and weapons...

Prosecutors: No charges for officer in Capitol riot shooting

Apr. 14, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors will not charge a police officer who shot and killed a woman as she climbed through the broken part of a door during the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, the Justice Department said Wednesday. Authorities had considered...

Stinging report raises new questions about Capitol security

Apr. 14, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Shields that shattered upon impact. Weapons too old to use. Missed intelligence in which future insurrectionists warned, “We get our president or we die." As Congress pushes for a return to normalcy months after the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol, a...

Farmington man surprised he faces charges in Capitol riot

Apr. 13, 2021 19:24 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — A Farmington man arrested for his acknowledged presence inside the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 riot says he is surprised that he now faces criminal charges. Shawn Bradley Witzemann told KOB-TV that he looks forward to being exonerated and called...

What's next as Congress ramps up investigations of Jan. 6

Apr. 13, 2021 00:42 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than three months after the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol, Congress is still trying to figure out how to move forward and prevent future attacks. While the Senate has already heard testimony from law enforcement leaders who were responsible...

What's next as Congress ramps up investigations of Jan. 6

Apr. 12, 2021 14:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than three months after the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol, Congress is still trying to figure out how to move forward and prevent future attacks. While the Senate has already heard testimony from law enforcement leaders who were responsible...

‘Clear the Capitol,’ Pence pleaded, timeline of riot shows

Apr. 10, 2021 13:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — From a secure room in the Capitol on Jan. 6, as rioters pummeled police and vandalized the building, Vice President Mike Pence tried to assert control. In an urgent phone call to the acting defense secretary, he issued a startling demand. “Clear the...

Bowing to Trump? GOP brings leaders, donors to his backyard

Apr. 09, 2021 20:41 PM EDT

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — There will be no reckoning at the Republican National Committee. Three months after former President Donald Trump helped incite a violent attack against Congress, the GOP is bringing hundreds of donors and several future presidential prospects to...

Rochester woman charged in Capitol insurrection released

Apr. 09, 2021 09:58 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Rochester woman charged in the U.S. Capitol insurrection last January has been released from custody. FBI agents arrested 39-year-old Victoria White Thursday and she later appeared before a federal magistrate. Judge Becky Thorson ordered White's...

Janesville man charged in U.S. Capitol breach

Apr. 09, 2021 07:58 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered a Janesville man charged in the U.S. Capitol breach to stay away from the nation's capital unless he has business in court. Michael Fitzgerald, 42, is charged in the District of Columbia with illegally entering the...