A Montgomery County police officer was arrested Thursday and charged with taking part in mob violence in opposition to D.C. police guarding the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, earlier than he joined the power.

Justin Lee, 25, was from Rockville, Maryland He was charged Wednesday on seven prices, together with assaulting a D.C. police officer and obstructing police throughout a civil disturbance — each felonies. Police spokeswoman Shira De Goff mentioned he utilized to hitch the police division in July 2021 and was employed in January 2022. Goff added that he was suspended with out pay after the indictment and the division is shifting to fireside him.

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