Case Dropped Against Capitol Rioter – IOTW Report

Case Dropped Against Capitol Rioter


Federal prosecutors have dropped the criminal case against a New York man who was accused of participating in the riot at the U.S. Capitol, in what appears to be the first such move by the Justice Department in its sprawling Jan. 6 prosecution.

The dismissal of the case against Christopher M. Kelly was disclosed on Wednesday, the same day prosecutors secured a second guilty plea by one of the more than 450 Capitol riot defendants.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Zia Faruqui agreed to dismiss the case against Kelly after prosecutors said in a court filing on Tuesday that they discussed the merits of the case with Kelly’s lawyer and decided that ending the prosecution “serves the interests of justice” based on “the facts currently known to the government.” More

Dropped “in the interest of justice” or “in the interest of the Justice Dept”? – Dr. Tar

9 Comments on Case Dropped Against Capitol Rioter

  1. “…facts currently known to the government.”

    IOW, they’ll come back at him it he tries to sue or doesn’t keep his trap shut about how he was railroaded.

  2. Nah. The DoiJ was worried about the video of the Kapital Kops OPENING the fences, OPENING the doors, and ESCORTING people INTO the Kapital building.
    How can that be an “insurrection”?


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