Orange County deputy under review after husband’s arrest in Capitol riots
Following the arrest of the husband of an Orange County deputy for charges related to the Capitol riots in January, the sheriff’s office will conduct a review to determine if she was aware of her spouses ties to the extremists group and the events of Jan. 6.
Florida man among Proud Boys organizers who led mob into US Capitol, federal prosecutors say
In this Jan. 6, 2021, photo, Proud Boys including Joseph Biggs, front left, walks toward the U.S. Capitol in Washington, in support of President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)ORLANDO, Fla. – An organizer for the right-wing extremist group the Proud Boys is facing federal charges in connection with the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. According to the indictment, Biggs is a self-described organizer of certain Proud Boys events. The indictment indicates Biggs was among the first group to breach the Capitol building, fighting with Capitol police. While inside the Capitol, Biggs and others went into the Senate chamber, according to the indictment.
Florida man accused of attacking officers with fire extinguisher during Capitol riots
A Pinellas County man is accused of using and throwing a fire extinguisher at officers at the Capitol Hill riots on June 6, according to the Department of Justice. A Pinellas County man is accused of using and throwing a fire extinguisher at officers at the Capitol Hill riots on Jan. 6, according to the Department of Justice. [RELATED: ‘Insurrection is coming:’ Lakeland woman posted video inside Capitol during riots, documents show]Palmer was caught on camera at the riots, according to prosecutors. Ad[RELATED: Brevard County man joins hundreds charged in Capitol riots]A Pinellas man is accused of using and throwing a fire extinguisher at officers at the Capitol Hill riots on June 6, according to the Department of Justice. [RELATED: Federal grand jury indicts Titusville man on charges related to Capitol siege]The FBI said anyone tips about anyone who incited or promoted violence at the Capitol Hill Riots is asked to call 1-800-225-5324.
Brevard County man joins hundreds charged in Capitol riots
ORLANDO, Fla. – A Brevard County man was arrested Tuesday for his suspected role in the violence at the U.S. Capitol in January, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Homol faces charges of being on restricted building or grounds, violent entry and disorderedly conduct on Capitol grounds and harassments of a witness. More than 300 people have been charged with federal crimes in connection with the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. This week, two men were charged with assaulting U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick with bear spray during the Jan. 6 riot. AdLast week, several Florida organizers with a group called the Oath Keepers were arrested in connection with the attack on the Capitol.
‘Insurrection is coming:’ Lakeland woman posted video inside Capitol during riots, documents show
This photos from the warrant show her inside the Capitol building on Jan. 6, according to the FBI. Her first appearance in D.C. federal court will be March 15. On Dec. 16, Montoni posted to Instagram, “Trump is our leader. Pence refused to hear the objections and now we surrounded the Capitol building. Let’s go!”The day of Jan. 6 Montoni posted to Parler, “Insurrection is coming.
‘We are in the Rotunda:’ Sanford firefighter’s video shows him in Capitol during siege, FBI says
Andrew Williams was pictured inside the Capitol building during the large-scale riot of President Donald Trump supporters and arrested on federal charges, records show. At least 40 people have been arrested and face federal charges, according the Department of Justice. Sanford firefighter Andrew Williams is seen inside the Capitol building during riots on Jan. 6, 2021. (Anonymous)In one video, people are seen climbing up the Capitol scaffolding and someone says, “We are storming the Capitol! In that video, the narrator can be heard saying, “taking it back, baby” and “we are inside the Capitol,” court records show.
How to talk to your children about Capitol riots and other violent events
SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. – Wednesday’s violent events in the nation’s Capitol building are now serving as a teachable moment for educators across Seminole County Public Schools. “It’s one of those things that you have two sides that are so polarized. Ask them what they saw, what they felt, what their perception was of what happened; that’ll give you a better understanding of where to start that discussion,” Patel said. “In general, children can keep their emotions to themselves, especially when they’re trying to process -- know what’s right or wrong. “Especially talking about teenagers, they are themselves activists but what is a peaceful protest and where do you draw the line?,” she asked.
Here’s how you can help the FBI identify rioters on Capitol Hill
WASHINGTON – Now that the Capitol has been cleared and operations are returning to normal, the FBI has the daunting task of identifying rioters who attacked police officers and stormed the Capitol building. “The violent attack on the U.S. Capitol was unlike any I have ever experienced in my 30 years in law enforcement here in Washington, D.C. Maintaining public safety in an open environment – specifically for First Amendment activities – has long been a challenge. The USCP had a robust plan established to address anticipated First Amendment activities. But make no mistake – these mass riots were not First Amendment activities; they were criminal riotous behavior.