Karol Chwiesiuk biography: 13 things about Chicago, Illinois cop, US Capitol riot suspect


Karol J. Chwiesiuk is a police officer from Illinois, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

Karol J. Chwiesiuk (©FBI)
Karol J. Chwiesiuk (©FBI)
  1. He lives on the Northwest Side in Chicago, Illinois with his parents. (a)(b)
  2. He previously lived in Des Plaines, Illinois and in Columbia, Missouri, USA. (b)
  3. Before joining the Chicago Police Department, he worked as a deputy with the Cook County Sheriff’s Office. (a)
  4. In December 2018, he was hired by the Chicago Police Department. He was assigned to the Harrison District on the West Side. (a)(c)
  5. In 2019, he received a crime reduction award, an Officer of the Month award and several honorable mentions from the Chicago Police Department. (a)
  6. On October 19, 2020, two Uber passengers accused him of injuring them by striking their rideshare car while he was driving a police vehicle near Kedzie Avenue and Jackson Boulevard in Chicago. (a)
  7. In January 2021, the two Uber passengers he allegedly injury on October 19, 2020 sued him, accused him of negligence and sought more than $30,000 from him. (a)
  8. While on medical leave, he left Chicago on January 4, 2021. On January 5, 2021, he arrived in Washington, D.C., USA and received an email from Ali Alexander, which started with the sentence, “Tomorrow is going to be a historic day in Washington DC.” He stayed at The Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. from January 5-7, 2021. (a)(c)
  9. Wearing a beige hooded sweatshirt with a Chicago Police Department emblem, a black zip-up jacket and a grey beanie, he went to the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., USA on January 6, 2021. That day, Donald Trump supporters breached the building 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. On January 7, 2021, he left Washington, D.C. On January 8, 2021, he returned to Chicago. (c)
  10. On June 2, 2021, the Chicago Police Department relieved him of his police powers. (a)
  11. A Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent filed a criminal complaint against him, which was signed by U.S. Magistrate Judge Robin M. Meriweather on June 10, 2021. (c)
  12. After his arrest on June 11, 2021, U.S. Judge Gabriel Fuentes asked him to surrender his firearm owner’s identification (FOID) card and prohibited him from possessing a weapon or keeping weapons in his home and from traveling to Washington, D.C. while he awaits trial on an unsecured $15,000 bond. For his participation in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, he was charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and violent entry and disorderly conduct on U.S. Capitol grounds. (a)(c)
  13. He was 30 years old when Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly ruled on August 23, 2022 that he will stand trial on May 1, 2023. Represented by Nishay Sanan, he rejected an offer from federal prosecutors to plead guilty to a single charge of parading, demonstrating or picketing in a U.S. Capitol building. (d)

(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.


2 replies »

  1. Hopefully this wingnut if permanently removed from all police departments and unable to lawfully carry a gun.


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