Georgia man among five charged for beating cops during Capitol riot

Georgia man among five charged for beating cops during Capitol riot


A Georgia man accused this week of beating police with a crutch and stomping on an officer after he was down is one of five rioters facing a raft of felony charges for fighting with cops during the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection.

Jack Wade Whitton Jr., 30, a fencing contractor and CrossFit instructor from Locust Grove, Georgia, was the last of the five taken into custody when he was arrested Thursday.

Video released by the Justice Department shows multiple scenes of fighting between rioters and Capitol Police on the Capitol’s West Terrace.

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As the crowd chants “Fight for Trump!” a man identified as Whitton reaches over police barricades with a crutch to jab at cops trying to protect the Capitol. Another video shows him punching an officer, then grabbing him and dragging him into the crowd.

One harrowing video, taken from an officer’s body camera, appears to show Whitton stomping on the officer from above.

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