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Peter Stager

Stager is seen on video striking a Capitol Police Officer with an American flag.  The officer was belly down, and POLICE was clearly visible on the back of the officer.

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


Obstruction of an Official Proceeding and Aiding and Abetting (1) Assaulting, Resisting, or Impeding Certain Officers Using a Dangerous Weapon (10) Civil Disorder (14) Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds with a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon (18) Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds with a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon (19) Engaging in Physical Violence in a Restricted Building or Grounds with a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon (20) Act of Physical Violence in the Capitol Grounds or Buildings (24)

Case Status

Arrested 1/14/21. Initial appearance held 1/19/21. He was ordered to remain in custody. Indicted 1/29/21. Superseding indictment issued 3/12/21. Arraigned 3/24 and pleaded not guilty to counts 1,2,6,8,9,10,14. Remains committed. Third superseding indictment issued 11/17 and redacted 12/2/22. Plea Agreement Hearing held on 2/16/2023, entered a plea of guilty as to Count 10 of the Third Superseding Indictment. On 7/24/23, he was sentenced to 52 Months of incarceration, followed by 3 years of supervised release (with conditions). Stager was ordered to pay a $100 special Assessment and restitution in the amount of $2,000.

USA Attorney

Benet Kearney
Benet Kearney DOJ-USAO One St. Andrew's Place New York, NY 10007 212 63 2260- FAX 212 637 [email protected] LEAD ATTORNEY, ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED-Designation: Assistant US Attorney

Peter Stager's Mailing Address

Peter Francis Stager- 25863-509
P.O. BOX 9000
Release Date is 9/24/24.

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