A day before the Jan. 6 House select committee was set to hold their first prime-time, public hearing, the Justice Department released an update on the progress of their investigation into the Capitol attack.
Seventeen months after the riot, the Justice Department has arrested over 840 individuals, charging roughly 255 with assaulting, resisting or impeding officers that day – 90 of whom are charged with using a weapon or causing serious injury to an officer.
According to the Justice Department, over 50 defendants have been charged with conspiracy, ranging from conspiring to obstruct a congressional proceeding to conspiring to obstruct law enforcement.
Sixteen individuals – members of the far-right groups the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers – have been charged with seditious conspiracy for their alleged actions that day, three of whom have pleaded guilty to the charge.
In April, the estimated cost of damage done to the Capitol building and grounds during the riot increased from $1.5 million to $2.7 million, an amount slowly being paid for in part by convicted rioters who have agreed to pay restitution for the damage as part of plea agreements with the government.
So far, however, the total number of restitution and fines judges have ordered Jan. 6, 2021 rioters to pay is still under $240,000, according to CNN’s tally.
Roughly 305 rioters have pleaded guilty, 59 of whom have pleaded to felony charges. Of the seven Jan. 6 riot cases that have gone to trial, all but one has been found guilty.
But the investigation is not close to being over. The Justice Department is still looking for over 350 individuals who they say “committed violent acts on Capitol grounds.”