Jan 6 Capitol breach: Texas woman, North Carolina man found guilty

by Akeem Alao

Following the January 6, 2021 Capitol breach, a Texas woman and North Carolina man have been found guilty of a misdemeanor charge for resisting efforts by law enforcement officers to clear the U.S. Capitol grounds.

This was after a trial in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.

On October 13, 2022, Honorable Neal E. Kravitz found Kristina Malimon, 30, of Carrollton, Texas, and Earl Glosser, 42, of Matthews, North Carolina, guilty of unlawful entry onto public property, a District of Columbia offense.

Both were sentenced to terms of probation and were ordered to pay $500 fines and complete 100 hours of community service.

The government’s evidence reveals that on the afternoon of Jan. 6, 2021, officers from the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) responded to the west side of the Capitol to assist the U.S. Capitol Police in clearing individuals who were illegally on the grounds.

The officers remained there for hours, clearing an enormous mob illegally gathered on the grounds, to allow a joint session of the U.S. Congress to be reconvened to ascertain and count the electoral votes related to the 2020 presidential election.

Multiple attempts were made to disperse the crowd, including by broadcasting amplified warnings, and providing individual warnings as well as physical directives to leave the grounds.

Malimon and Glosser, who separately came to the grounds that day, were among a number of individuals who refused to leave.  Instead, both shouted insults at the officers, including calling them “Nazis.”

The case was investigated by the Metropolitan Police Department and prosecuted by the Superior Court Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia. 

More than 880 individuals have been arrested in nearly all 50 states for crimes related to the breach of the U.S. Capitol, including over 270 individuals charged with assaulting or impeding law enforcement.

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