Vitali Gossjankowski

Gossjankowski took a taser handed to him by an unknown man. He activated it multiple times as he pushed through the crowd towards the police line inside the archway. In an interview with law enforcement, he said he discarded the taser in a trash can outside the Capitol.

He also identified Officer Michael Fanone, saying he may have touched his helmet to “help” him. Police say Fanone was tased and suffered a heart attack on Jan. 6th.

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

  • First Name(s): Vitali
  • Last Name(s): Gossjankowski
  • Case Number: 1:21-cr-123
  • Arrest Location: Washington, DC
  • Judge: Paul Friedman
  • Entry Last Updated: 07/19/2022
  • Date Docket Downloaded: 07/06/2021
  • Currently Incarcerated: No
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Charges

Civil Disorder (1) Obstruction of an Official Proceeding and Aiding and Abetting (2) Assaulting, Resisting, or Impeding Certain Officers Using a Dangerous Weapon (3) Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds with a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon (4) Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds with a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon; Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building (5)

Case Status

Gossjankowski was arrested 1/18/21. Conditions of release (personal recognizance) were set on 1/19/21. He entered a not guilty plea to all counts on 3/10/21. He entered a plea of not guilty again on 1/13/22. Status Conference set for 7/21/2022 at 2:00 PM before Judge Paul L. Friedman via zoom video. Remains on personal recognizance.

USA Attorney

Cara Anne Gardner
Cara Anne Gardner USDOJ-USAO-555 4th Street, N.W Washington, DC 20001 202 252 7009 LEAD ATTORNEY, ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED-Designation: US Assistant Attorney

USA Attorney

Kondi Kleinman
Kondi Jon Kleinman US ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 555 Fourth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20530 202 252 [email protected] 5/17/21 LEAD ATTORNEY-Designation: US Assistant Attorney

USA Attorney

Michael John Romano
Michael John Romano US DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE-Crm 1331 F ST NW- Washington DC 2004- 202-307 [email protected] LEAD ATTORNEY, ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

USA Attorney

Tara Ravindra
Tara Ravindra US ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA-Violent Crime Narcotics Trafficking Section-555 Fourth St, NW Washington, DC 20530 202 252 [email protected] 4/29/21 Designation: US Assistant Attorney

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