Brooklyn Man Is Charged With Assaulting Police Officers at Jan. 6 Riot

A Brooklyn man who, along with others, physically resisted law enforcement officers’ efforts to hold back the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, was charged with several crimes on Wednesday for what prosecutors said was his role in the riot.

The man, Mitchell Bosch, was charged with felony counts of civil disorder and assaulting, resisting or impeding certain officers as well as with several misdemeanors, including being on the Capitol grounds illegally, prosecutors said. He was not charged with entering the building.

Mr. Bosch, 44, was freed without bail after an initial appearance in Federal District Court in Brooklyn. Wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and gray sweatpants, he told Magistrate Judge Vera M. Scanlon that he had moved to Florida in September and planned to travel there on Sunday. He and the federal public defender who represented him at the appearance declined to speak to reporters. As with other Capitol attack cases, his will be prosecuted in Washington.

Mr. Bosch is among more than 1,300 people who have been charged in connection with the Jan. 6 riot, according to the Justice Department. He and other supporters of former President Donald J. Trump descended on the Capitol in a bid to halt the certification of Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 presidential election. A federal investigation into the day’s events is continuing.

Mr. Trump, who is seeking the Republican nomination in this year’s presidential election, faces federal charges of conspiracy and other offenses arising from the riot. He has pleaded not guilty.

An F.B.I. agent, citing video footage from police officers’ body-worn cameras, Capitol security cameras and other sources, described in a court filing how Mr. Bosch had joined other rioters in resisting a push by officers to keep the mob at bay that day.

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