Rachel Marie Powell

Powell and others used a cardboard tube (which held flags) to break a Capitol window.  She is also seen with a bullhorn yelling specific instructions into the Capitol building through a broken window.  These instructions included the building floor plan, suggestions to coordinate, and the announcement that they “have another window to break”.  It is unclear who Powell was shouting the instructions to, or how many (if any) of these individuals she was familiar with.

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

Charges

Obstruction of an Official Proceeding (1) Destruction of Government Property (2) Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds with a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon (3) Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds with a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon (4) Engaging in Physical Violence in a Restricted Building or Grounds with a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon (5) Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building (6) Act of Physical Violence in the Capitol Grounds or Buildings (7) Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol Building (8)

Case Status

Arrested 2/4/21 in the Western District of Pennsylvania. Released with conditions on 2/11/21. Indicted on 3/3/21. Pleaded not guilty to counts 1-8. Status Conference set for 9/12/2022 at 10:00 AM by VTC before Judge Royce C. Lamberth.

USA Attorney

Karen Rochlin
Karen E. Rochlin DOJ-USAO 99 Northeast 4th Street Miami, FL 33132 305-961-9234 Email: [email protected] LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Designation: Assistant U.S. Attorney

USA Attorney

Lucy Sun
Lucy Sun DOJ-USAO 595 Main Street Worcester, MA 01608 508-368-0103 Email: [email protected] LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Designation: Assistant U.S. Attorney

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