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  • Arrested

David DempseyLast Updated: January 4, 2022


Van Nuys, California

Insurrection Related Information

  • Present at Capitol on 1/6

Litigation Details

  • Arrested in Van Nuys, California

Executive Summary

Dempsey was captured in numerous videos taken on the lower west terrace during the riots at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

As depicted, Dempsey wore various outfits, but predominantly a black shirt, dark helmet, goggles and an American flag gaiter covering most of his face. In several still photos, he can be seen using various objects, including a crutch and a metal pole, as bludgeoning weapons or projectiles against the line of law enforcement officers protecting the tunnel in front of the west terrace entrance. Additional video footage shows Dempsey spraying officers with what appears to be a lacrimal agent.

Litigation Details

Case File:



Obstruction of an Official Proceeding Assaulting, Resisting or Impeding Certain Officers Using a Dangerous Weapon Obstruction of Law Enforcement During Civil Disorder Entering or Remaining, Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct and Engaging in Physical Violence in a Restricted Building or Grounds with a Dangerous Weapon Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building or Grounds and Act of Physical Violence in the Capitol Grounds or Buildings

Timeline of Litigation

  • Arrested

    Van Nuys, California | August 26, 2021

Press Coverage

  • California Men Arrested for Assault on Law Enforcement During Jan. 6 Capitol Breach

    Published on August 27, 2021 Read at US DOJ

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