Jan 6 rioter who chased down Capitol cop while thinking he was at the White House convicted of all charges

The Iowa man who chased down U.S. Capitol Police officer Eugene Goodman during the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, was found guilty of all charges, NBC News reports.

Doug Jensen, who stormed the Capitol that day wearing a T-shirt with a large “Q” emblazoned on the front, was among the first rioters to breach the building. This Friday he was found guilty on seven counts, including felony charges of civil disorder, and assaulting, resisting or impeding officers.

From NBC News:

On Jan. 6, Jensen filmed videos from the base of the Capitol building, where he proclaimed — inaccurately, but with tremendous confidence — that he was at the White House. “Storm the White House! That’s what we do!” he said in one video.

Prosecutors said that Jensen was “ready to topple” every barrier he encountered that day and inhaled police pepper spray “like it was oxygen.”

Jensen’s attorney, Christopher Davis, said his client was as a “confused man” and “lone wolf” who had fallen for QAnon conspiracy theories and had extreme stress from the pandemic.

Speaking to the press, Davis said his client “had a lot of issues, had a lot of problems back when all this occurred. And it’s just sad.”

Read the full report over at NBC News.

Sky Palma

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