The Release of Convicted Capitol Rioter Sparks Controversy
Des Moines Man Released from Federal Prison
A Des Moines man convicted for his involvement in the attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6 has been released from federal prison. This development has raised concerns and ignited a debate.
Conviction and Sentencing
Doug Jensen was sentenced to five years in federal prison in December 2022 after being found guilty on seven counts, including felony charges of civil disorder and assaulting officers. The jury’s verdict from September 2022 led to his imprisonment.
Release and Current Location
Jensen has been released from federal prison in Texas, serving approximately half of his sentence. He is now residing in a halfway house located in Kansas City.
A Wife’s Plea for Support
Throughout Jensen’s incarceration, his wife has been actively updating a Give, Send, Go page. In her posts, she portrays her husband as a “Patriot” and describes his time in federal prison as a “hostage situation.” She recently shared that Jensen is focused on securing employment and obtaining a vehicle for transportation. Once employed, he will be able to spend weekends at home in Des Moines.
Role in the Capitol Breach
Prosecutors claim that Jensen was among the first individuals to breach the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. Video footage and still photographs captured him leading a group of fellow rioters up the Capitol stairs while law enforcement officers retreated from the scene.
Evidence against Jensen
Photographs taken by a Getty photographer inside the U.S. Capitol clearly show Jensen at the forefront of the insurrectionist group. Additionally, viral videos depict him leading the charge up the stairs to the second floor of the Capitol, with Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman and others in retreat.
Read More of this Story at www.kwwl.com – 2024-02-04 05:15:00
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