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  • Convicted

Steven CappuccioLast Updated: February 9, 2024



Insurrection Related Information

  • Present at Capitol on 1/6

Litigation Details

  • Arrested in Universal City, Texas
  • Sentenced on Jan 1, 2024

Executive Summary

As depicted in the videos, Cappuccio joined in an effort to push past officers guarding the lower west terrace doors inside the tunnel and violently ripped off the mask of an officer pinned against the doors by other rioters.

Cappuccio can be seen grabbing the officer’s mask and yanking on it with what appears to be a significant amount of force. Portions of the events were filmed by another rioter inside the tunnel who has since been arrested. Cappuccio is further seen with a baton as he pulled on the officer’s mask. Footage of this event shows the officer crushed in between a doorway and riot shield, without his gas mask, while screaming and yelling for help with his mouth bloodied.

Litigation Details

Case File:



  • Assaulting, Resisting or Impeding Certain officers and Aiding and Abetting
  • Assaulting, Resisting or Impeding Certain officers and Aiding and Abetting Using a Dangerous Weapon
  • Robbery and Aiding and Abetting
  • Obstruction of an Official Proceeding and Aiding and Abetting
  • Civil Disorder
  • Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or grounds with a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon
  • Engaging in Physical Violence in a Restricted Building or Grounds with a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon
  • Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building
  • Act of Physical Violence in the Capitol Grounds or Buildings

Timeline of Litigation

  • Arrested

    Universal City, Texas | August 10, 2021
  • Initial Appearance

    August 18, 2021 "Initial appearance held 8/18/21. Defendant placed on personal recognizance."
  • Status Conference

    September 20, 2021 "Status conference set for 9/20/2021 at 2 pm."
  • Sentenced

    January 1, 2024 "Sentenced to 85 months’ incarceration 24 months’ supervised release $610 fine $2,000 restitution"

Sentencing Details

  • Prison: 85 month(s)
  • Parole/Supervised Release: 24 month(s)
  • Fine/Restitution: $2,610

Press Coverage

  • Two Found Guilty of Assaulting Law Enforcement in West Terrace Tunnel and Other Charges Related to Capitol Breach

    Published on July 20, 2023 Read at US DOJ
  • Texas and Ohio Men Arrested for Assault on Law Enforcement During Jan. 6 Capitol Breach

    Published on August 19, 2021 Read at US DOJ

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