Recently, a federal prosecutor proclaimed that his office still occupies “somewhere in the middle” of the ongoing investigation regarding the events of January 6, 2021 at Capitol Hill.
Matthew Graves, who serves as the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, recently proclaimed to The Washington Post that “the million-dollar question” can officially be summarized as follows: “How close are we to the end?”
Graves continued on to remark that his office has certainly not reached the end, at least “in terms of charges.”
In addition, the U.S. attorney also informed the Washington Post that roughly 2,000 individuals had been present in restricted areas during the riot.
However, Graves indicated uncertainty as far as being able to “to identify the individuals who have yet to be identified.”
As of December 31, 2021, over 725 individuals have been arrested for the role they played in the riot on Capitol Hill on January 6, according to information from the District of Columbia’s U.S. Attorney’s office.
Of the 725 arrested, more than 235 individuals have been charged with more aggressive crimes, including assault, whereas over 80 individuals have been charged with even more violent crimes, including serious bodily injury to a law enforcement officer, as well as the use of a deadly weapon.
In addition, the FBI is in the process of identifying over 350 different individuals who also committed other violent acts across the Capitol, per reports from the office of Graves.
“It’s really hard to predict what the final number will be,” Graves proclaimed, “given that we’re still somewhere in the middle … of the investigation phase.”
The U.S. attorney added that he uses the term “middle” in a “very [broad]” sense.
President Joe Biden appointed Graves to his present position, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, in July. Graves formally assumed the post in November, following an affirmative confirmation by the Senate.