The Washington Post reports:
A Montgomery County police officer was arrested Thursday and accused of taking part in the mob violence against D.C. police guarding the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, before he joined the force.
Justin Lee, 25, of Rockville, Md., was indicted on seven charges, including assaulting a D.C. police officer and impeding police during a civil disorder — both felonies. He applied to join the police department in July 2021, police spokeswoman Shiera D. Goff said, and was hired in January 2022. He has been suspended without pay after the indictment and the department is moving to fire him, Goff added.
Lee is represented by attorney Terrell N. Roberts III, who often represents people suing Maryland police departments over alleged acts of brutality. Roberts did not immediately return a request for comment.
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— Tom Jackman (@TomJackmanWP) October 19, 2023
MCPD announces the suspension of Officer Justin Lee without pay as a result of his involvement and subsequent indictment in connection with the events of the January 6 insurrection.#MCPD #MCPNews https://t.co/J6uWLauluq pic.twitter.com/0vuimjjWiv
— Montgomery County Department of Police (@mcpnews) October 19, 2023
#BREAKING @mcpnews Officer Justin Lee recently hailed as a hero for stopping a man on a violent stabbing rampage has been indicted for allegedly assaulting an officer during the Jan 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. He was arrested today on a 7 count indictment pic.twitter.com/u1Cn4khoP5
— Brad Bell (@Brad7News) October 19, 2023