Case 2-Kirstyn Niemela

Niemela is depicted with Eckerman in a Facebook photo outside of the Capitol. She, Eckerman, and her girlfriend entered the Capitol and appear to walk peacefully together within the ropes at the Rotunda.

Please keep in mind that in the United States, every citizen charged with a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty.


Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds (3) Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds (4) Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building (6) Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol Building (8)

Case Status

Niemela is listed in the superseding indictment joining this case on 4/27/2022. The last status conference took place on 10/6. A pretrial conference takes place on 11/21 at 10am.

USA Attorney

Mona Furst
Mona Furst DOJ-USAO-Office of the United States Attorney 301 N Main, Ste 1200, Wichita, KS 67052 316 269 [email protected] LEAD ATTORNEY- ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED-Designation: US Assistant Attorney

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