CHICAGO (CBS) — A Chicago police officer has been arrested and taken into custody in connection with participating in the riot at the U.S. Capitol where five people died on January 6.

Officer Karol Chwiesiuk is from the 11th District.

Federal prosecutors say Chicago Police Officer Karol Chwiesiuk took pictures of himself wearing a beige sweatshirt with a CPD emblem while taking part in the storming of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. 2021. (Credit: U.S. Attorney’s Office)

According to Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board data, Chwiesiuk previously worked at the Cook County Department of Corrections until December 9, 2018.
He joined the Chicago Police Department on December 17, 2018.

 

There were two reported uses of force for Chwiesiuk, according to CPD data:

 

There were for June 14, 2020 and March 14, 2021 as well as minor internal disciplinary cases related to traffic accidents on August 16, 2019 and October 19, 2020.

At his court appearance Friday afternoon, Chwiesiuk was ordered to surrender his FOID card and passport and he must remove all firearms from his home.
He’s been placed on desk duty by CPD. Chwiesiuk has a status hearing set for June 18 at 2:00 p.m.

Federal prosecutors say Chicago Police Officer Karol Chwiesiuk took pictures of himself wearing a beige sweatshirt with a CPD emblem while taking part in the storming of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. 2021. (Credit: U.S. Attorney’s Office)

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and CPD Superintendent David Brown will hold a news conference at 1:00 regarding information on the officer.

Chwiesiuk joins three other Illinois residents who were arrested for their roles in storming the U.S. Capitol.

Mathew Capsel, who also apparently goes by the name Mateo Q Capsel in social media posts, was arrested Tuesday on charges of knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted area and resisting law enforcement.

Christina Gerding, 46, and Jason Gerding, 50, of Quincy in western Illinois were arrested Thursday on charges of unlawful entry, disorderly or disruptive conduct on any restricted building or grounds, and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.

 

Read More

Leave a Reply