Ex-FBI Agent Indicted After Allegedly Encouraging Violence During Jan. 6 Riot 

Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. Photo via Shutterstock.

By Steve Neavling

A former FBI supervisory special agent accused of storming the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, and encouraging rioters to “kill” police was indicted Thursday on felony charges of civil disorder and assaulting and impeding officers, along with four misdemeanors, the Justice Department announced in a news release

Jared Wise, 49, of Bend, Or., was captured on video entering the U.S. Capitol, raising his arms in triumph. 

Body cameras worn by police show Wise engaging with the officers. 

“You guys are disgusting,” he said. “I’m former—I’m former law enforcement. You’re disgusting. You are the Nazi. You are the Gestapo. You can’t see it. … Shame on you! Shame on you! Shame on you!”

When rioters attacked police, Wise responded, “Yeah, f**k them! Yeah, kill ‘em!” 

A few seconds later, he said, “Kill ‘em! Kill ‘em! Kill ‘em!”

Wise served as a supervisory special agent in charge of Homegrown Violent extremism for the FBI’s New York Field Office’s Joint Terrorism Task Force. 

He worked with the FBI from 2004 to 2017. 

Federal authorities have arrested more than 1,000 people for their role in the riot. Of those, more than 320 have been charged with assaulting or impeding officers.

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