South Florida Man Found Guilty of Felony and Misdemeanor Charges for Attacking Police During Jan. 6 Riot

The Conviction of a South Florida Man in Capitol Breach

A South Florida resident has been found guilty of felony and misdemeanor charges for his involvement in the breach of the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. Richard Cook, a 37-year-old from Boca Raton, was convicted by a federal jury for various offenses, including civil disorder and multiple misdemeanors.

The Arrest and Charges

The FBI arrested Cook on March 9, 2023, in Florida. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Cook was part of a group of rioters who engaged in violent behavior towards law enforcement officers at the Capitol. He was involved in confrontations with police in the Lower West Terrace and tunnel areas of the building.

The Violent Actions

Cook entered the Lower West Terrace tunnel around 3:12 p.m. and joined the mob of rioters in pushing against police officers. Prosecutors stated that Cook actively participated in pushing against the officers, which resulted in one officer being pinned between a shield and a door, causing him significant pain.

The Identification and Arrest

Authorities identified Cook as photograph #185 in a collection of images of individuals involved in the Capitol breach. He is one of nearly 1,400 individuals who have been arrested in connection with the attack on the Capitol. U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton is set to sentence Cook on August 28, 2024.

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