Olympic swimmer released but ordered to stay away from DC
(AP Photo/Thomas Kienzle, File)DENVER – A five-time Olympic swimming medalist charged with participating in a deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol was released from federal custody Thursday but ordered to stay away from Washington, D.C. until after next week's inauguration. Klete Keller, who lives in Colorado, appeared during a brief hearing in Denver federal court following his arrest on charges brought by prosecutors in Washington. At the insistence of prosecutors, Magistrate Judge Michael E. Hegarty said Keller could not travel to Washington before Jan. 21. Keller was charged Wednesday in federal court in Washington after a video emerged that appeared to show him among those storming the Capitol last week. SwimSwam said at least a dozen people within the sport have identified the man as Keller after reviewing the video and screenshots.
Olympian Keller charged with taking part in US Capitol riot
Five-time Olympic swimming medalist Klete Keller was charged Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021 with participating in a deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol after video emerged that appeared to show him among those storming the building last week. (AP Photo/Thomas Kienzle, File)Five-time Olympic swimming medalist Klete Keller was charged Wednesday with participating in a deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol after video emerged that appeared to show him among those storming the building last week. Messages seeking comment left with Keller and his sister, former Olympic swimmer Kalyn Keller, were not immediately returned. Keller’s alleged participation in the Capitol protest was first reported this week by SwimSwam, a site dedicated to covering competitive swimming and other aquatic sports. The FBI affidavit specifically cited screenshots that shows the person identified as Keller wearing a U.S. Olympic team jacket.
Klete Keller, Olympic gold medal-winning swimmer, charged in connection with Capitol riot
U.S. Olympic swimmer Klete Keller was charged Wednesday in connection with last week's deadly Capitol riot, court records show. Videos appear to show the Olympic gold medalist inside the Capitol Rotunda on January 6 sporting a USA Olympics team jacket. As protesters clashed with police, law enforcement officers can be seen attempting multiple times to push back the crowd that included a man who appears to be Keller. Prior to law enforcement identifying Keller as a participant in the riot, the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee released a statement to CBS News on Tuesday condemning the actions last week. House Democrats accused President Trump of inciting the assault on the Capitol and voted Wednesday to impeach him for the second time.cbsnews.com