Chicago Police Department Officer Karol J. Chwiesiuk faces five misdemeanor charges connected to his involvement in the Capitol Hill Riots on January 6. In a series of recently released text messages, Chwiesiuk repeatedly refuted the results of the presidential election, used racial slurs and insinuated that those who accepted the results of the elections were communists.
“I’m going to D.C,” he texted a friend.
“When and for what?” his friend asked.
“To save the nation. Leaving tomorrow or the fifth,” Chwiesiuk answered.
As the conversation developed, the officer's friend attempted to explain that Donald Trump fell short in the most recent presidential election. However, the Chicago cop remained steadfast in his decision to travel to the nation's capital.
“Didn’t read,” Chwiesiuk told his friend.
“Busy planning how to f--- up commies.”
After arriving in Washington, D.C., Chwiesiuk alluded to assaulting another person. He also took a picture of himself on January 6 at the Capitol.
“There [are] so many Blacks here I’m actually in disbelief,” he wrote.
“We inside the capital lmfao."
After seemingly confirming that he participated in the Capitol Hill Riots, Chwiesiuk warned his friend not tell anyone else where he was. Adding to the text, he used a racial slur.
“N----, don’t snitch,” he texted his friend.
Despite Chwiesiuk's trip to Washington, D.C., he remained on the police force until early June. After the charges were handed down, Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown removed Chwiesiuk from the police force. Moving forward, Brown promises to find other officers with “like-minded beliefs” and “root them out of [the Chicago Police] Department.”
“We have a zero-tolerance for hate or extremism of any kind," Brown said.
"If you harbor such ignorance, you should take off your star now and find another line of work. Or I will do it for you.”