Federal authorities arrested a Chicago police officer on Friday for his alleged role in connection with the January 6 riots at the US Capitol.
Karol J. Chwiesiuk was arrested. Chwiesiuk at his residence in Chicago, according to a criminal complaint.
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Chwiesiuk was released on unsecured bail of $15,000 Friday after appearing before a U.S. Magistrate’s Judge in Chicago.
According to the complaint and accompanying photos, Chwiesiuk wore a sweatshirt with the Chicago Police Department logo on it while inside the Capitol.
The affidavit said that geographic data from his cell phone he placed inside the US Capitol on January 6 between 2:37 p.m. And 3:24 p.m.
The newspaper reported that the police department stripped Chwiesiuk of his powers and assigned him an office assignment.