Charges Upgraded For Suspect Who Chased Officer Eugene Goodman

A federal grand jury enhanced the charges for the man who was captured on video chasing Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman during the January 6 riot. 

The man, Douglas Jensen, was charged with seven offenses connected to the insurrection, including assaulting, resisting or impeding officers, bringing a dangerous weapon into a restricted building, and disorderly conduct in a Capitol building, and civil disorder. 

Jensen, who is from Iowa, led the pack of rioters that Officer Goodman led away from the Senate chamber within minutes of lawmakers evacuating. 

According to an FBI affidavit, Jensen turned himself in to officials in Des Moines on January 8. The Hill reports that Jensen “specifically admitted chasing the Capitol Police officer up the stairs, and that he refused to obey the officer’s lawful orders,” as stated in the affidavit. 

Jensen, who wore a QAnon t-shirt, reportedly wanted to be among the first in the mob to give the conspiracy site “credit” for actions that took place at the Capitol. 

Jensen is reportedly still in police custody and has a hearing in Washington, D.C. on February 23, per The Gazette

Officer Goodman’s actions that day have been heralded by Congress several times. Video was played during the impeachment trial that shows Officer Goodman leading Sen. Mitt Romney away from rioters and towards safety. 

On Friday (February 12), a bill passed through the Senate to award Goodman the Congressional Gold Medal. 

Photo: Getty Images 

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