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Sara Carpenter biography: 13 things about ex-NYPD cop, US Capitol riot suspect from Queens, New York

Sara Carpenter is a retired police officer from New York, United States. Here are 13 more things about her:

  1. She lives in Richmond Hill, Queens, New York City, New York. (a) (b)
  2. In 1994, she joined the New York Police Department. (a)
  3. During the 1990s, she served as an NYPD spokesperson. (a) (c)
  4. In 2004, she retired from the NYPD. (a)
  5. She was one of the two inventors featured in the “Quirky” episode aired on Sundance Channel on September 6, 2011. At the time, she was an unemployed single mother. The invention she exhibited was The Kosoku, a soft retractable-leash with a pocket for waste bags. (b)
  6. On the evening of January 5, 2021, she drove from New York to Washington, D.C., USA. (a)
  7. While shaking a tambourine, she entered the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. on January 6, 2021 along with Donald Trump supporters while a joint session of Congress was certifying the vote of the Electoral College and affirming Joe Biden‘s victory in the 2020 presidential election. (a)
  8. On January 18, 2021, she was interviewed by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents. (a)
  9. On January 19, 2021, she sent the FBI agents footage she took of the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021. (a)
  10. For her participation in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, she was charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, disorderly or disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds, and violent entry and disorderly conduct on U.S. Capitol grounds. (c)
  11. On March 2, 2021, authorities searched her home in Queens and found the items of clothing she was wearing and the backpack and the tambourine she was carrying during the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021. (c)
  12. On March 23, 2021, she surrendered to the FBI in New York and appeared via videoconference in federal court in Brooklyn, New York before a judge, who ordered her released on a personal recognizance bond. (a) (c)
  13. She was 51 years old when she was arrested on March 23, 2021. (a)


(This is a developing story. More details are being added.)


If you have information about someone who participated in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, call 1-800-CALL-FBI. You may also submit relevant photos and videos to the FBI.

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