Officers describe chaos, fear on Jan. 6 as judge weighs prison time for Oath Keepers' Rhodes


Officers describe chaos and fear on the day of the capitol riot, a day before a judge decides on prison time for the founder of the oath keepers. Capitol police officer Harry Dunn encountered oath keepers in the rotunda. He said the rioters turned the Citadel of American democracy into a crime scene, Dunn told the judge that he is a shell of his former self and dreads coming to work every day. Prosecutors want 25 years behind bars for the leader of the oath keepers, Stuart Rhodes, for seditious conspiracy. Other victim impact statements include talk of physical, emotional, and mental trauma. Rhodes was not in the capitol on the day of the riot. He says followers who were there went rogue, prosecutors say the oath keepers sought to influence the government through intimidation or coercion. Ed Donahue, Washington

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