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Court filing suggests coordination behind breach of US Capitol Building

Dominic Pezzola Photo: U.S. Court Filing. Dominic Pezzola

WHECTV
Updated: July 01, 2021 06:34 PM
Created: June 30, 2021 05:03 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — A new filing in the case against the Rochester man who is accused of breaking windows with a stolen riot shield during the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol Building suggests he was part of a coordinated effort.

Prosecutors say Dominic Pezzola was a member of the Proud Boys.

Wednesday a new filing in the case against him and other alleged Proud Boys members claims he and other members wore earpieces during the riot and were told not to wear the traditional black and yellow of the group.

This suggests a coordinated effort by the group during the riot.

Pezzola has pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiracy, assault, impeding officers, civil disorder, obstruction of proceeding, robbery of personal property, aiding and abetting for his alleged actions during the Capitol riot.

Investigators say pictures and video show Pezzola using a stolen police shield to break a window at the Capitol, allowing rioters in. He's one of at least a dozen alleged members of the Proud Boys charged in the assault.

He has been held without bail since he was charged.

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