Supporters of President Donald Trump climb the west wall of the U.S. Capitol. | Jose Luis Magana/Associated Press
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.
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 a federal judge in Chicago Friday afternoon. He was arrested around 8 a.m.
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. Earlier this week, federal authorities charged Christian Kulas, of Kenilworth, in connection with the breach.
Federal prosecutors in Washington, D.C., also filed a superseding indictment this week against Kevin J. Lyons that leveled additional charges against the Chicago man originally charged in January for his alleged role in the breach.
Hundreds of people have been charged nationwide in connection with the riot at the U.S. Capitol, and a staggering amount of evidence has been collected. Prosecutors have said it will likely amount to the largest investigation in U.S. history.
This is a developing story.