Chicago officer charged in Capitol insurrection

A Chicago police officer is accused of breaching the U.S. Capitol and entering a senator’s office during the January 6 insurrection. Twenty-nine-year-old Karol Chwiesiuk was arrested Friday and faces five misdemeanor counts. (June 11)

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DAVID BROWN: CPD blue will not allow anyone to tarnish our shining star, to bend it, twist it or sully its true meaning. What happened in D.C on January 6 was an absolute disgrace. The fact that a Chicago police officer has been charged in that attack on American democracy makes my blood boil. It makes me sick to my stomach.

LORI LIGHTFOOT: We're joined today by leaders all across the spectrum in our city to send a very clear, unequivocal statement. In the city of Chicago, a city built by people of color, immigrants, and refugees, people coming from all over the globe to call Chicago home, in this place, we will have no tolerance for hate. Period.