Ohio’s U.S. Attorneys promise to prosecute Ohioans who stormed capitol

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Ohio's U.S. Attorneys promise to prosecute Ohioans who stormed capitol

CLEVELAND (WJW) – US attorneys from the northern and southern districts of Ohio have vowed to prosecute anyone in the state who damaged the US Capitol during Wednesday’s uprising.

Trump-supporting protesters break the US Capitol: photos and videos

It started as a rally in support of President Donald Trump, but ended with protesters storming the Capitol building and lawmakers taking cover. Photos and videos showed a chaotic scene.

U.S. attorneys Justin Herman and David DeVillers took to Twitter later that day.

“I still have two days for this job. In this remaining time, I can walk with very little sleep. If these individuals, or anyone else who has committed federal crimes at the Capitol today, are from North Ohio, you will be held accountable before I leave office. Coffee is brewing, ”said Herman.

I still have two days for this job. In this remaining time, I can walk with very little sleep. If these individuals, or anyone else who has committed federal crimes at the Capitol today, are from North Ohio, you will be held accountable before I leave office. Coffee brews … https://t.co/N0K73tC7Wr

– US attorney Herdman (@USAttyHerdman) Jan. 6, 2021

“Make no mistake … Federal crimes were committed in the main building of our nation today. Anyone who has traveled from the southern Ohio district to commit such crimes will be prosecuted in the southern Ohio district, ”DeVillers said.

Make no mistake … Federal crimes were committed in the main building of our nation today. Anyone who has traveled from the Southern District of Ohio to commit such crimes will be prosecuted in the Southern District of Ohio.

– David DeVillers (@USAttyDeVillers) January 6, 2021

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