Capitol Police officer indicted on obstruction charges in connection Jan. 6 Capitol riot

Officer Michael A. Riley allegedly told a contact online to remove posts showing the person was in Capitol building

Updated: October 15, 2021 - 6:52pm

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A U.S. Capitol Police officer was arrested Friday on an indictment for obstruction charges in connection with the Jan. 6 Capitol breach. 

Officer Michael A. Riley told a contact online to remove posts showing the person was in the Capitol building that day, according the indictment, obtained by CNN

Riley is scheduled to make a court appearance in Washington, D.C., on Friday afternoon in connection with the indictment.

Prosecutors allege Riley on the day of the riot sent a private message on Facebook to a person who had posted selfies and videos about being inside of the U.S. Capitol building and with whom Riley had been in Facebook groups, CNN also reports.

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