Case Result: January 6 Capitol Protest – The Rabbi

Mr. Stepakoff walked into the Capitol building hallway, looked around, took some photographs, shook hands with a police officer — and then he walked out.  The five-minute surveillance video depicting Mr. Stepakoff’s time in the Capitol shows at least seven of the protestors walking up to a Capitol police officer to shake hands. Mr. Stepakoff spent five minutes in the hallway of Capitol, half of which was standing against a corner wall, looking down at his cell phone,  distracted by his mobile device. When he wasn’t on his phone, he walked around the hallway slowly, aimlessly, staying within close range of the entry doors — appearing aloof, incognizant, and out of place.