The video was captured by an Arkansas man beating Washington, DC, police with an American flag during the capital riots.
Peter Francis Stagger has been charged with beating a metropolitan police officer for obstructing a law enforcement officer who was guarding the entrance to the US Capitol.
Prosecutors have alleged in a criminal complaint that MAGA members who raided the building last Wednesday grabbed the officer, dragged him down a flight of stairs, and forcibly and repeatedly beat him to “prone position”. Forced into. Head and body with “various objects”.
Video footage shows Stagger with a large group on the stairs of the Capitol Building and holding a flagpole. Another video showed Stagger hitting the officer while he “tended to step.” The FBI said they learned the identity of Stagger from a confidential informant who viewed the videos on social media.
“Everybody is a traitor. Death is the only remedy for what is in that building, ”another video can be said, According to the criminal complaint.
Another informant confirmed Stagger’s involvement, stating that he had spoken with Stagger after 6 January. Stagger said it was in the video.
The second informant said that Stagger claimed that he did not know that “the man he hit on the ground with the flag was a policeman and felt that the person he was hitting was an antidote.”
According to the prosecution, the officers were easily identifiable, as they wore uniforms with the words “METROPOLITAN POLICE” on their backs. Stagger allegedly told the other informer that he planned to turn himself in and apologized for attacking a member of law enforcement.
Stagger insisted to the other informer that he was being “woken up” to either pepper-spray or tear-gas and therefore make the remarks he made on camera.
Joshua Black of Leeds, Alabama, was also charged with violent entering and entering a restricted base on Thursday, after claiming that he wanted to storm the Capitol, so that he could “beg the blood of Jesus on it . “
“Once we found out that Pence had fallen on us and had officially stolen the election, the crowd went mad. I mean, it became a mob. According to a criminal complaint, we said in a YouTube video, “We crossed the gate.”
Court documents state that Black was one of several rioters who stormed the Senate chambers and were dragged inside with a red maga cap and a bloody cheek. Black later admitted that he was on the Senate floor — and brought a knife with him.
“I actually had a knife, but they never were … I had too much fabric, it was cold out there, you know, so. I never, I wasn’t planning on pulling it. I just carry a knife because I do, “Black explained as per the complaint.” I just, you’re not allowed to carry guns in DC and I don’t like being defenseless. “
Black said in a YouTube video that “the Spirit of God” wanted him to bring a storm to the Senate. He claimed that he smashed a window inside the Capitol Building, but closed it because “this is our house, we don’t act like that.”
He said, “I was involved in the exam, I was not lying. “Because I’m so upset. You know? They stole my country.”
John Earl Sullivan, 26, founder of Insurgence USA, a social justice group set up to protest the vandalism of police in protest against the death of George Floyd, was also arrested and charged on Thursday.
Sullivan filmed hours of footage in Dangal, which he uploaded to YouTube, in which Air Force veteran Ashlee Babbitt was also badly shot.
According to the criminal complaint, he claimed to the FBI that he was an anti-Trump activist and journalist who had gone there to document the protests. However, prosecutors say they have no press credentials, are not affiliated with any media outlets, and were overshadowed in their own videos on the destruction.
At various points in his video, he helps the rioters build a wall to go to the Capitol, apologizes for breaking a window, and tells the rioters that he is wanting to break another window, which has a knife. is.
At another point, he says, “Let’s burn this crap.”
As he tries to smash someone through an unwritten door, Sullivan says “That’s what I’m saying ‘, break that shit” then later says, “It’ll be fire if someone has a revolutionary There was music and nonsense. “
“We finished this nonsense. We did this together. Fuck yeah! We are all part of this history, ”he says on another point.
Sullivan, who gave several interviews to major TV networks about what he saw during the riots, has been accused of registering a banned building or land, civil disorder and violent entry.
A condemnation of MAGA supporters was arrested on Thursday, including a retired Pennsylvania firefighter accused of throwing a firefight that killed three police officers, a man inside the Capitol with a Confederate flag and Senate A photo of a former school doctor who stormed the KK Chamber was photographed.
FBI Director Christopher Ray said Thursday that federal authorities have identified more than 200 suspects and arrested more than 100 people. “So we know who you are if you’re there and FBI agents are coming to find you,” he said.