DC Mayor Bowser’s charge is “Patently False”, says U.S. Attorney; Police seek rioter who assaults officer near White House as the mob descended on Republicans
WASHINGTON – Over the past year, the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia has charged more than 9,500 cases, which include more than 2,500 felony cases. Specifically, with regard to the spike in protest-related violence throughout the District this summer, the Office aggressively charged 121 criminal cases from May 28, 2020, to August 1, 2020.
These cases included assault and battery on local police officers and federal agents, arson cases, and the destruction of both private and government property. Most recently, over this past weekend alone, the Office brought criminal charges against five individuals linked to protest-related violence – two of those cases involved assaults on police officers.
Mayor Muriel Bowser’s public statement on August 31, 2020, related to the United States Attorney’s Office reluctant to prosecute “68 outstanding arrest warrants” is patently false and serves no purpose other than to pass blame and foster innuendo. Since the protests began, this Office has never turned down a single case for prosecution in which there was sufficient evidence to support probable cause.
The Office remains committed to keeping the community safe, but also holds true to the rule of law and constitutional protections for all citizens.
RIOT AFTER RNC IN DC: Suspect Sought in a Felony Assault on a Police Officer
WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the guests of the Republican National Committee at the White House left the Executive Mansion to return to hotels and their cars, a mob began chasing them at the intersection of 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, Northwest Friday, August 28, 2020.
At that point, a District Police officer was attacked by a member of the mob. Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division seek the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in reference to a Felony Assault on a Police Officer Offense that occurred on Friday, August 28, 2020, in the intersection of 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, Northwest
At approximately 12:30 am, the suspect approached an on-duty MPD officer as they were making an arrest at the listed location. The suspect assaulted the MPD officer then fled the scene. The officer was treated at a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
The suspect was captured by a nearby camera and can be seen in the photos below: