David Dempsey

Dempsey allegedly attacked law enforcement with a pole and a crutch. He also tried to pepper spray officers. Before the rally, he recorded a video alone with a gallows hanging in the background. He said, among other things: “Hopefully, one day soon we really have someone hanging from one of these…”

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

Charges

Civil Disorder(1) Obstruction of an Official Proceeding and Aiding and Abetting (2) Assaulting, Resisting, or Impeding Certain Officers and Aiding and Abetting (3) Assaulting, Resisting, or Impeding Certain Officers Using a Dangerous Weapon (4-6) Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds with a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon (7) Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds with a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon (8) Engaging in Physical Violence in a Restricted Building or Grounds with a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon (9) Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building and Aiding and Abetting (10) Act of Physical Violence in the Capitol Grounds or Buildings (11)

Case Status

Dempsey was arrested on 8/26/21 and appeared in court on 9/27. Dempsey pleaded not guilty to all counts. Status Conference reset for 12/7/2022 at 12:30 PM in Courtroom 15- In Person before Judge Royce C. Lamberth.

USA Attorney

Katherine Nielsen
Katherine Nielsen DOJ-CRM Fraud Section 1400 New York Ave., NW Washington, DC 20530 202-355-5736 Email: [email protected] LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Designation: Assistant U.S. Attorney

USA Attorney

Douglas Burton Brasher
Assistant United States Attorney Texas State Bar No. 24077601 Capitol Siege Detailee 1100 Commerce Street, Third Floor Dallas, Texas 75242 Telephone: (214)-659-8604 Email- [email protected]

Case Documents

In the news

  • Coming soon

Photos

Did we get something wrong? Do we need to add some additional information? Do you want to suggest a relevant news article? If so, we invite you to contact us to provide that helpful information. Thank you!