Former police chief, five others charged with conspiracy in Capitol riot

Source: WPLG Local 10 News

“A former California police chief and five other men have been indicted on conspiracy charges in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, according to court documents made public Thursday. Among those charged is a former La Habra police chief who founded a far-right group called the American Phoenix Project, which was formed to protest pandemic-related restrictions and has also helped pushed the lie that the election was stolen from former President Donald Trump. At least some of the men charged are believed to have ties to the Three Percenters antigovernment extremist movement, according to court documents. They are accused of conspiring with one another in a plot to block the certification of President Joe Biden’s victory.” (06/10/21)