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May 2020-January 2021 Unrest-Related Arrests and Persons of Interest

There are peaceful demonstrations in the District of Columbia on a daily basis. The same rules apply for all demonstrations in DC and we welcome anyone to our city who wants to come to exercise their First Amendment rights peacefully. The Metropolitan Police Department will work with organizers to facilitate. If there are persons that destroy property or hurt someone at any time, police will take action. MPD rarely has to make an arrest at a demonstration but in the event that we do, know that it will be done safely and respectfully.

Persons and Vehicles of Interest

The Metropolitan Police Department has obtained photo and video footage of numerous individuals committing criminal acts in Washington, DC. Anyone who can identify these individuals or who has knowledge of any of these incidents should take no action but call police at (202) 727-9099 or text your tip to the Department's TEXT TIP LINE at 50411.

The MPD currently offers a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible for a crime committed in the District of Columbia.

Persons of Interest in Unrest-Related Offenses on January 6, 2021 (Updated 1/21/2021 @ 0730 hours)

POIs in Unrest-Related Offenses on January 6, 2021

Persons and Vehicles of Interest: May-September 2020

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Arrests

NOTE: The arrest data summary provided below is a preliminary count of arrests that have been processed. These numbers are subject to change as the MPD continues to process arrests or make new arrests based on photos and/or video footage.

Summary Report as of 1/20/2021 at 7 am

From Saturday, May 30 through 7 am on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, there have been 738 individuals arrested and processed for curfew violations, riot-related burglary, and other riot-related events. Of these, 27 were juveniles.

NOTE: Days with zero arrests are not listed below.

June 2020: There were 340 unrest-related arrests, comprised of:

  • 19: Saturday night 5/30 into Sunday morning 5/31 (1 juvenile)
  • 90: Sunday night 5/31 into Monday morning 6/1 (curfew in effect at 11pm) (10 juveniles)
  • 289: Monday night 6/1 into Tuesday morning 6/2 (curfew in effect at 7pm) (9 juveniles)
  • 29: Tuesday night 6/2 into Wednesday morning 6/3 (curfew in effect at 7pm) (4 juveniles)
  • 1: Friday night 6/5 into Saturday morning 6/6 (Simple Assault) (0 juveniles)
  • 1: Saturday morning 6/6 into Sunday morning 6/7 (0 juveniles)
  • 1: Sunday morning 6/7 into Monday morning 6/8 (0 juveniles)
  • 1: Saturday afternoon 6/13 into Sunday afternoon 6/14 (0 juveniles)
  • 1: Saturday afternoon 6/20 into Sunday morning 6/21 (0 juveniles)
  • 2: Monday afternoon 6/22 into Tuesday morning 6/23 (0 juveniles)
  • 9: Tuesday afternoon 6/23 into Wednesday morning 6/24 (0 juveniles)
  • 1: Wednesday afternoon 6/24 into Thursday morning 6/25 (0 juveniles)
  • 3: Friday afternoon 6/26 into Saturday morning 6/27 (0 juveniles)
  • 2: Sunday afternoon 6/28 into Monday morning 6/29 (0 juveniles)

July 2020: There were 21 unrest-related arrests, comprised of:

  • 2: Thursday afternoon 7/2 into Friday afternoon 7/3 (0 juveniles)
  • 4: Saturday afternoon 7/4 into Sunday morning 7/5 (0 juveniles)
  • 1: Monday afternoon 7/6 into Tuesday morning 7/7 (0 juveniles)
  • 11: Tuesday afternoon 7/7 into Wednesday morning 7/8 (0 juveniles)
  • 1: Thursday afternoon 7/9 into Friday morning (0 juveniles)
  • 1: Saturday afternoon 7/11 into Sunday morning 7/12 (0 juveniles)
  • 1: Thursday afternoon 7/16 into Friday morning 7/17 (0 juveniles)

August 2020: There were 71 unrest-related arrests, comprised of:

  • 42: Thursday afternoon 8/13 into Friday morning 8/14 (0 juveniles)
  • 1: Monday afternoon 8/24 into Tuesday morning 8/25 (0 juveniles)
  • 1: Wednesday afternoon 8/26 into Thursday morning 8/27 (0 juveniles)
  • 8: Thursday afternoon 8/27 into Friday morning 8/28 (0 juveniles)
  • 5: Saturday afternoon 8/29 into Sunday morning 8/30 (0 juveniles)
  • 14: Sunday afternoon 8/30 into Monday morning 8/31 (0 juveniles)

September 2020: There were 11 unrest-related arrests, comprised of:

  • 2: Saturday afternoon 9/5 into Sunday morning 9/6 (0 juveniles)
  • 1: Thursday afternoon 9/10 into Friday morning 9/11 (0 juveniles)
  • 1: Tuesday afternoon 9/22 into Wednesday morning 9/23 (0 juveniles)
  • 3: Wednesday afternoon 9/23 into Thursday morning 9/24 (0 juveniles)
  • 4: Saturday afternoon 9/26 into Sunday morning 9/27 (0 juveniles)

October 2020: There were 21 unrest-related arrests, comprised of:

  • 8: Thursday afternoon 10/1 into Friday morning 10/2 (0 juveniles)
  • 1: Saturday afternoon 10/3 into Sunday morning 10/4) (1 juvenile)
  • 1: Tuesday afternoon 10/27 into Wednesday morning 10/28 (0 juveniles)
  • 8: Wednesday afternoon 10/28 into Thursday morning 10/29 (0 juveniles)
  • 1: Thursday afternoon 10/29 into Friday morning 10/30 (0 juveniles)
  • 2: Friday afternoon 10/30 into Saturday morning 10/31 (0 juveniles)

November 2020: There were 40 unrest-related arrests, comprised of:

  • 9: Saturday afternoon 10/31 into Sunday morning 11/1 (0 juveniles)
  • 4 Tuesday afternoon 11/3 into Wednesday morning 11/4 (0 juveniles)
  • 2: Friday afternoon 11/13 into Saturday morning 11/14 (0 juveniles)
  • 21: Saturday afternoon 11/14 into Sunday morning 11/15 (1 juvenile)
  • 2: Sunday afternoon 11/15 into Monday morning 11/16 (0 juveniles)
  • 1: Saturday afternoon 11/21 into Sunday morning 11/22 (0 juveniles)
  • 1: Saturday afternoon 11/28 into Sunday morning 11/29 (0 juveniles)

December 2020: There were 47 unrest-related arrests, comprised of:

  • 5: Friday afternoon 12/11 into Saturday morning 12/12 (0 juveniles)
  • 33: Saturday afternoon 12/12 into Saturday morning 12/13 (0 juveniles)
  • 1: Sunday afternoon 12/13 into Monday morning 12/14 (0 juveniles)
  • 1: Monday afternoon 12/14 into Tuesday morning 12/15 (0 juveniles)
  • 5: Friday afternoon 12/18 into Saturday morning 12/19 (0 juveniles)
  • 2: Saturday afternoon 12/19 into Sunday morning 12/20 (0 juveniles)

January 2021: There were 84 unrest-related arrests, comprised of:

  • 1: Thursday afternoon 12/31 into Friday morning 01/01 (0 juveniles)
  • 2: Monday afternoon 01/04 into Tuesday morning 01/05 (0 juveniles)
  • 10: Tuesday afternoon 01/05 into Wednesday morning 01/06 (0 juveniles)
  • 69: Wednesday afternoon 01/06 into Thursday morning 01/07 (1 juvenile)
  • 1: Friday afternoon 1/8 into Sunday morning 01/09 (0 juvenile)
  • 1: Saturday afternoon 01/16 into Sunday morning 01/17 (0 juveniles)

The persons arrested have home addresses in:

  • 37%: DC
  • 25%: MD
  • 11%: VA
  • 15%: from other U.S. states
  • 12%: Unknown

1,017 charges have been filed against the 738 individuals. These charges are in the following categories:

  • 395 (39%) Curfew Violations
  • 111 (11%): Felony Rioting (tumultuous and violent conduct with grave danger of or actual serious injury to persons or serious property damage)
  • 60 (6%): Burglary
  • 69 (7%): Assault on a police officer
  • 38 (3%): Other property crimes (damaging, receiving stolen)
  • 47 (5%): Unlawful entry
  • 51 (5%): Simple assaults and threats
  • 35 (3%): Resisting arrest
  • 75 (7%): Weapons violations
  • 136 (13%): Other (ADW, disorderly, riot misdemeanor, narcotics, traffic, release violations, arson, lewd, indecent, or obscene acts)

51 unrest-related arrestees so far have reported injuries (4 juveniles)

Press Conferences

Acting Police Chief Robert J. Contee, IIINewsham regularly attends and speaks at the press conferences scheduled by the Executive Office of the Mayor.

Coronavirus

As a reminder, the stay-at-home order related to the Coronavirus pandemic was lifted in Washington, DC on Friday, 5/29/2020. However, individuals should continue to practice social distancing, wear face masks in public, and limit group sizes to 10 or fewer people. Learn more at coronavirus.dc.gov