NBC News has reported that 209 people have thus far been indicted over felony rioting charges, meaning they face a fine of up to $25,000 and a maximum of 10 years in prison.
The Washington Post reported that 230 people were arrested during President Donald Trump’s inauguration on January 20, with several cases being subsequently dismissed.
TOPSHOT - Police officers detain a demonstrator before the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday -- capping his improbable journey to the White House and beginning a four-year term that promises to shake up Washington and the world. / AFP / ZACH GIBSON (Photo credit should read ZACH GIBSON/AFP/Getty Images)
As of last Saturday, federal investigators were still poring over hundreds of hours of video - some of it captures by undercover Washington, D.C. police officers during the riots and protests - and still photos. Local officers wore body cameras while on duty at the riots and protests.
Defense attorneys for the accused have said that many of their clients are college students who live outside of the Washington, D.C., Maryland, or Virginia.
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