Prosecutors have filed two criminal charges against a Republican member of the Oregon House of Representatives who released far-right rebels in the state capital in December.
Mike Niedermann was charged with first-degree misconduct and second-degree criminal misconduct. Oregon police tried to force the rebels to leave the Capitol, which was closed to the public, on December 21
Marion County Deputy Attorney General Matthew Kemmy told Middle East’s lawyer Jason Short in a letter that his client must appear in court on May 11 or be arrested.
Short was out of his office late Friday and was not available for comment. Nearman did not respond immediately to messages seeking comment.
A loved one has been spotted by security cameras releasing violent protesters in the Oregon capital. They attacked the authorities with bear spray. Outside the building, some protesters attacked reporters and broke glass doors.
In January, after the role of the Middle became clear from security personnel, State House spokeswoman Tina Kotek called for his resignation and revoked his appointments from the commission.
“Representative Nearman put everyone in the Capitol in serious danger,” Kotek said on January 11th.
She also referred to the deadly Capitol attack in the United States days ago, on January 6, by supporters of then-President Donald Trump.
“As we saw tragically last week during the US Capitol uprising, the consequences [here] it could have been much worse if law enforcement had not intervened so quickly, “Kotek said.
According to court records, the charge of misconduct alleges that Niedermann, from the town of Independence west of Salem, “committed an illegal and knowingly act … with the intent to benefit or harm another.”
He is charged with a Class A crime punishable by a maximum of 364 days in prison and a $ 6,250 fine. He was charged with smuggling others into the Capitol. This is a Class C crime punishable by a maximum of 30 days in prison and a $ 1,250 fine.