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Monday, December 09, 2019

Police officers in riot gear stand guard on the steps of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6, 2021.

-Photo by Yuri Gripas/Yuri Gripas/TNS

CHICAGO — A Chicago police officer was arrested Friday on federal charges of breaching the U.S. Capitol on January 6 and entering a Democratic senator's office with the violent mob, later texting to a friend that he'd “knocked out a commie." Officer Karol Chwiesiuk, 29, was charged in a criminal complaint in U.S. District Court in Washington with five misdemeanor counts, including entering a restricted building, disrupting government business, and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds with intent to impede congressional proceeding. The 19-page complaint alleges Chwiesiuk broke into Oregon Sen. Jef...

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