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Karol J. Chwiesiuk, a Chicago police officer, decided to take part in the Jan. 6 attack on the United States Capitol, which left five people dead, including a police officer, and a nation was shaken. All while wearing a hoodie from the Chicago Police Department.
Federal prosecutors charged Chwiesiuk with two counts of illegally entering a facility and three counts of violent and disorderly conduct in connection with the riot in a 19-page criminal complaint filed Friday.
On December 17, 2018, Chwiesiuk joined the Chicago Police Department and was most recently assigned to the 11th Harrison District. He is currently on desk duty while awaiting federal charges related to the riot.
Before joining the CPD, Chwiesiuk worked as a correctional officer for the Cook County Sheriff’s Office for almost two years, from April 2016 to December 2018, according to CBS Chicago.
He is around 28-30 years old.
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He appeared before Judge Gabriel Fuentes via video conference on Friday and was released on a $15,000 bond. Fuentes ruled that he could not have a weapon or travel to Washington, D.C. The Chicago Sun-Times was the first to report on his arrest.
During a Friday, Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown stated the disturbance was an affront to the CPD’s ideals during a press conference. According to the Associated Press, Brown said, “The fact that a Chicago police officer has been charged in that attack on American democracy makes my blood boil, makes me sick to my stomach,”
According to the complaint, some witnesses told the FBI that Morss, who was dressed in military garb throughout the riot, may have mental health concerns as a result of his former military service.
Among his four counts, Minneapolis resident Brian Mock was accused of striking and obstructing police officers connected with the violence.
According to the complaint, body-camera evidence showed Mock allegedly striking Capitol Police officers with their own shields, and victim testimony pointed to him as the offender.
Following the arrest of Burberry-clad wealthy guy Christian Kulas on Wednesday, Chwiesiuk is the fourth Chicago resident to be prosecuted in connection with the disturbance, and the second this week.
According to a record kept by The Appeal, he is the sixth active-duty police charged with attending the disturbance.
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Chwiesiuk’s attorneys said he had been placed on desk duty and had his police privileges taken away during the court hearing, but they pushed back on the idea of a third-party custodian, citing his previous awards for Police Officer of the Month and a commendation he was expected to receive shortly.
According to the lawsuit, Chwiesiuk was extremely invested in the presidential election outcome, emailing a ten-year buddy three days before the insurgency that he was planning to travel to Washington, D.C. to “save the nation” by having Congress certify the election results on January 6th.
According to the criminal complaint, Chwiesiuk said he couldn’t read the response because he was “busy planning how to fuck up commies.” That friend, who was interviewed by the FBI, urged him to abandon his ideas, telling him to “give it up” and referring to former President Donald Trump as a “fat man child lost.”
The FBI got GPS data on Chwiesiuk’s movements, noting that he departed Chicago on January 4 and arrived in D.C. on January 5, staying in a room booked under his sister’s name at the Mayflower Hotel.
According to the lawsuit, he subsequently went to the Capitol that night to observe the security barricades, telling the same friend the next day that he “knocked out a commie.” There’s no evidence that this allegation was correct.
Mock allegedly said on Facebook two days after the attack that he “went to the Capitol not knowing what to expect.”
He wrote, “I held my own and then some when I watched Capitol police beating women and old men,”
“When faced with real men, free men, brave men, they fled with fear and tears in their eyes.”
Some of Mock’s charges may send him to prison for up to ten years if he is convicted.