Capitol Police officer charged with obstruction of a riot probe quits the police.

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Capitol Police officer charged with obstruction of a riot probe quits the police.

The U.S. Capitol Police officer was accused of obstruction of justice during  6 January. Incident has been dismissed from the police force, his lawyers confirmed on Friday.

He was a 26-year veteran identified as Michael Angelo Riley, who was put on administrative leave earlier in the month after being arrested for allegedly assisting protesters in support of Trump who had gathered at the Capitol to erase offensive Facebook posts.

Riley has agreed not to plead guilty to those charges of obstruction.

“As is the case with many of his colleagues, Officer Riley engaged in acts of heroism on January 6, 2021, responding to the attack on the U.S. Capitol,” in a statement by his legal team from the firm of Silverman, Thompson, Slutkin, and White. “About the charges against him, the evidence will show that it is not a felony for one person to suggest to another that they take down ill-conceived Facebook posts.”

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