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; Civil Disorder(1) TAMPERING WITH A WITNESS, VICTIM OR INFORMANT; Obstruction of an Official Proceeding and Aiding and Abetting (2) ASSAULTING/RESISTING/IMPEDING OFFICERS/EMPLOYEES; Assaulting, Resisting, or Impeding Certain Officers and Aiding and Abetting (3) ASSAULTING/RESISTING/IMPEDING OFFICERS/EMPLOYEES; Assaulting, Resisting, or Impeding Certain Officers Using a Dangerous Weapon (4-6) TEMPORARY RESIDENCE OF THE PRESIDENT; Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds with a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon (7) TEMPORARY RESIDENCE OF THE PRESIDENT; Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds with a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon (8) TEMPORARY RESIDENCE OF THE PRESIDENT; Engaging in Physical Violence in a Restricted Building or Grounds with a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon (9) VIOLENT ENTRY AND DISORDERLY CONDUCT ON CAPITOL GROUNDS; Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building and Aiding and Abetting(10) VIOLENT ENTRY AND DISORDERLY CONDUCT ON CAPITOL GROUNDS; Act of Physical Violence in the Capitol Grounds or Buildings

Case Status

Dempsey was arrested on 8/26 and appeared in court on 9/27. Dempsey pleaded not guilty to all counts. Status Conference reset for 4/19/2022 at 01:30 PM EST in Telephonic/VTC before Judge Royce C. Lamberth. Remains committed.

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

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