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A photo included in the criminal complaint released by authorities shows two men identified as the off-duty Virginia police officers gesturing in front of a statue in the Capitol. Photo: Department of Justice

Two off-duty Rocky Mount Police, Virginia, police officers have been charged over last week's deadly U.S. Capitol insurrection, the Department of Justice announced Wednesday.

The big picture: Dozens of people have been arrested and charged for their alleged involvement in the riot by supporters of President Trump. Over 160 case files have been opened, said Michael Sherwin, U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, Tuesday.

  • Many have been charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and engaging in disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, among other offenses.

Among those charged:

Rocky Mount Police officers Jacob Fracker and Thomas Robertson, who were each charged with one count of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and one count of violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.

  • Per a criminal complaint, Fracker said in a now-deleted Facebook post, "Lol to anyone who’s possibly concerned about the picture of me going around…sorry I hate freedom? …Not like I did anything illegal…y'all do what you feel you need to."

Eric Gavelek Munchel, of Tennessee, and Larry Rendell Brock, of Texas, face federal charges after being accused of carrying plastic restraints during the siege.

Adam Johnson, the Florida man photographed carrying Speaker Nancy Pelosi's lectern, was charged Saturday with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, theft of government property and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.

A man identified as Adam Johnson carries the lectern of Pelosi through the Roturnda of the U.S. Capitol Building after a pro-Trump mob stormed the building. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

Jacob Anthony Chansley, aka Jake Angeli, of Arizona, was charged with knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.

  • Angeli has been identified as the shirtless man seen in photos who was carrying a spear and wearing horns, a bearskin headdress and face paint.
  • He's a prominent QAnon figure, who's often referred to as, "Q Shaman."
Jake Angeli was charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

Richard Barnett, the Arkansas man who was photographed sitting at a desk in Pelosi's office during the riot, has been arrested and charged with three felony counts, including theft of public property, violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.

Richard Barnett has been charged with three felony counts. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

Lonnie Coffman of Alabama was charged with "possession of an unregistered firearm (destructive device) and carrying a pistol without a license." The DOJ alleges Coffman's vehicle contained 11 Molotov cocktails and firearms.

Mark Leffingwell was charged with knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, assault on a federal law enforcement officer and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. Leffingwell allegedly struck an officer in the helmet and chest.

Derrick Evans, a West Virginia state delegate who filmed himself storming the Capitol Wednesday, has been charged with entering a restricted area. Evans has resigned after facing charges in connection with the riot.

Nick Ochs, leader of the Proud Boys Hawaii, has been charged with "unlawful entry into restricted buildings or grounds," per an indictment shared by Hawaii Public Radio.

What they're saying: "What took place that day was not First Amendment-protected activity, but rather an affront on our democracy," said FBI Director Christopher Wray in a statement Friday.

Steven D’Antuono, assistant director in charge of the Washington Field Office, said "there was no indication" leading up to the events that there was anything planned "other than First Amendment protected activity," per Politico.

Between the lines: Media outlets including ProPublica have reported that for weeks, far-right Trump supporters discussed the idea of a violent protest on social media and chat platforms.

Go deeper: The Capitol siege's QAnon roots

Editor's note: This story has been updated with details of further charges.

Go deeper

Woman who allegedly stole laptop from Pelosi's office to sell to Russia is arrested

Photo: FBI

A woman accused of breaching the Capitol and planning to sell to Russia a laptop or hard drive she allegedly stole from Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office was arrested in Pennsylvania's Middle District Monday, the Department of Justice said.

Driving the news: Riley June Williams, 22, is charged with illegally entering the Capitol as well as violent entry and disorderly conduct. She has not been charged over the laptop allegation and the case remains under investigation, per the DOJ.

The FBI is tracing a digital trail to Capitol rioters

Illustration: Sarah Grillo

Capitol rioters, eager to share proof of their efforts with other extremists online, have so far left a digital footprint of at least 140,000 images that is making it easier for federal law enforcement officials to capture and arrest them.

The big picture: Law enforcement's use of digital tracing isn't new, and has long been at the center of fierce battles over privacy and civil liberties. The Capitol siege is opening a fresh front in that debate.

In photos: Protests outside fortified capitols draw only small groups

Armed members of the far-right extremist group the Boogaloo Bois near the Michigan Capitol Building in Lansing on Jan. 17. About 20 protesters showed up, AP notes. Photo: Seth Herald/AFP via Getty Images

Small groups of protesters gathered outside fortified statehouses across the U.S. over the weekend ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration Wednesday.

The big picture: Some protests attracted armed members of far-right extremist groups but there were no reports of clashes, as had been feared. The National Guard and law enforcement outnumbered demonstrators, as security was heightened around the U.S. to avoid a repeat of the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riots, per AP.