Judge Refuses to Delay Trial of Iowa Man Charged in U.S. Capitol Riot

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(Washington, D.C.) -- A federal judge is denying an Iowa man's request to have his trial delayed until after the midterm elections, as he faces multiple charges for participating in the January 6th riot at the U.S. Capitol.

Doug Jensen of Des Moines is one of 800 people facing charges for participating in the riot. His attorneys had requested to have his trial moved to February. Jensen was captured on video inside the U.S. Capitol during the riot and chasing a Capitol Police officer in front of a large crowd entering the Capitol building. Jensen is facing the following charges:

  • Knowingly Entering or Remaining in any Restricted Building Without Lawful Authority
  • Disrupting the Orderly Conduct of Government Business
  • Violent Entry & Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building
  • Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol Building
  • Obstructing a Law Enforcement Officer During a Civil Disorder

Jensen is currently in federal custody in Washington, D.C.

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