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Wisconsin man pleads not guilty to US Capitol riot charges

Capitol Riot Trial
Posted at 8:17 AM, May 25, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-25 09:17:56-04

WISCONSIN — A Wisconsin man accused of participating in last year’s insurrection at the U.S. Capitol has pleaded not guilty to numerous charges.

Twenty-three-year-old Riley Kasper, of Pulaski, is accused of pepper-spraying law enforcement officers during the Jan. 6 riot and faces charges that include assaulting officers with a deadly or dangerous weapon to inflict bodily injury and engaging in physical violence in a restricted building with a deadly or dangerous weapon.

About 800 defendants have been charged with federal crimes related to the Capitol riot. Roughly 300 pleaded guilty.

Juries have convicted four other defendants after trials.

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