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Politics Andrew Williams, Firefighter Seen at Capitol Riots, Arrested—Lawyer Criticizes Trump

13:22  13 january  2021
13:22  13 january  2021 Source:   newsweek.com

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Andrew James Williams was photographed inside the Capitol building during the failed insurrection attempt last week. Williams was seen in photos and videos among the crowd that breached the Capitol building on Wednesday, sending members of Congress into lockdown and interrupting the

Videos taken of Trump supporters gathered at the West Front of the Capitol during Wednesday’s protest show that they stopped a person whom they believed to be an Antifa thug who was trying to break windows in the Capitol .

A firefighter in Florida has been charged with taking part in last week's rioting at the Capitol.

a close up of a sign: Police tape blocks the crime scene where thousands of pro-Trump insurrectionists attempted to enter the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to stop the certification of Joe Biden's Electoral College win, January 12, 2021 in Washington, DC © Chip Somodevilla/Getty Police tape blocks the crime scene where thousands of pro-Trump insurrectionists attempted to enter the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to stop the certification of Joe Biden's Electoral College win, January 12, 2021 in Washington, DC

According to the Sanford Fire Department, Andrew Williams was arrested on suspicion of unlawful entry of a restricted building and one count of disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds following the deadly pro-Donald Trump riot on January 6 in an alleged attempt to overthrow the government.

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Video captures the horrifying moment a Capitol officer is dragged from the Washington DC building ad beaten by the mob of Trump supporters. It is believed to be officer Brian Sicknick, who later died.

Supporters of President Donald Trump , including Aaron Mostofsky, right, who is identified in his arrest warrant, walk down the stairs outside the Senate Aaron Mostofsky, the son of a New York judge, is the latest protester to be arrested and charged for participating in the storming of the US Capitol .

Images were shared on social media that appeared to show Williams, who also works as a paramedic, pointing to a sign bearing the name of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi while a mob roamed the halls of Congress.

William was released from custody on Tuesday. Following an appearance at a federal court, Williams' attorney Vincent Citro denied his client played a part in any insurrection attempt and blamed the violence on Trump.

"The president and the capitol police encouraged despicable behavior, Mr. Williams took part in none of it," Citro said.

The Sanford Fire Department confirmed last week that Williams had been placed on paid administrative leave pending an investigation into the firefighter's apparent involvement in the storming on the Capitol.

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A third individual was arrested , according to Rep. © Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP/Getty Damage is seen inside the US Capitol building early on January 7 in Washington, DC, after supporters of US President Donald Trump breeched security and entered the building during a session of

Trump has claimed, without evidence, that he won the election. Many participants documented their involvement in the day’s events on social media. The Trump supporter also posted a photo of herself smiling and flashing a peace sign while standing next to a broken Capitol window.

The department has said that Williams has is now on leave without pay pending the conclusion of the FBI investigation.

Sanford Fire Chief Craig Radzak said in a statement: "We hold the men and women in this department to the highest standards.

"It saddens me that the actions of one individual have tarnished the hard work and dedication that the rest of the department puts forth on a daily basis.

"As is policy with any type of policy violation, including a criminal violation, an internal administrative process must be followed in order to ensure a thorough investigation with a just conclusion. I ask for the public's patience as we move through this process."

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Capitol riot arrests : The MAGA mob leaders arrested so far. Some of those who entered the building searched for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and chanted for “It is alleged that Chansley was identified as the man seen in media coverage who entered the Capitol building dressed in horns, a bearskin

Oh sure, but you see ANTIFA infiltrated the Trump supporters a long time ago and AP looked at only their social media they found most of these people posted pro- Trump stuff Every single person arrested for breaching the Capitol needs to be charged with the murder of the Capitol police officer.

"The City of Sanford is aware of the situation involving Sanford Firefighter/Paramedic Andrew Williams," Sanford Mayor Art Woodruff said last week.

"At this time, we are following the investigative process. The administrative investigation will look into all aspects of the nature of the photograph and will address any City policy and/or law violations that could possibly arise throughout the investigation.

The FBI in Tampa has been contacted for comment.

Williams is one of a number of people identified and facing criminal charges in connection to the January 6 attempted coup, including allegedly some off-duty law enforcement officers.

Giving an update on Tuesday, FBI Washington Field Office Assistant Director in Charge Steven M. D'Antuono said that the 170 cases now under investigation are "just the tip of the iceberg."

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Capitol mob members could face more serious charges, prison time, as investigation unfolds .
With nearly 100 arrests and more charges, prosecutors are building a sprawling investigation from the Capitol riot last week.Nearly 100 people have been arrested so far for their roles in the attack carried out by thousands of President Donald Trump’s supporters or in unrest surrounding the Capitol that day. Many currently face lesser charges such as unlawful entry, disorderly conduct and defacing public property. Only a few have been accused of more serious crimes such as felony violations of the Riot Act.

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