Capitol Police officer Michael Riley was arrested Friday on two counts of obstruction of justice. Riley attempted to scrub footage of him inside the Capitol during the January 6th riot, however, he wasn’t there as a police officer he was inside protesting the 2020 election.
The Washington Examiner reports:
Riley also told the contact to remove footage from all social media accounts, according to Friday’s indictment.
Following the insurrection, three dozen officers were investigated for misconduct, six of whom were suspended with pay.
The Jan. 6 commission has been working to enforce subpoenas for those believed to have been involved in the insurrection or to have knowledge of actions preceding the event. Steve Bannon, a close ally of former President Donald Trump, now faces criminal contempt proceedings from the commission after refusing to comply, instead citing Trump’s intent to invoke executive privilege as his reason not to cooperate.