Chicago police officer charged in Jan. 6 attack at Capitol

Pro-Trump supporters outside US Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. (Photo: CNN)

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago police officer has been charged with breaching the U.S. Capitol and entering a senator’s office during the Jan. 6 insurrection.

Twenty-nine-year-old Karol Chwiesiuk was arrested Friday and faces five misdemeanor counts.

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A criminal complaint says Chwiesiuk broke into a senator’s office along with a mob. Prosecutors also say that two days before he traveled to Washington to attend a rally supporting then President Donald Trump Chwiesiuk sent a text message to a friend saying “Busy planning how to (expletive) up commies.”

He’s charged with entering a restricted building, disrupting government business, an disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds with intent to impede congressional proceeding.

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