Doug Jensen Wiki – Doug Jensen Biography
Doug Jensen is the Iowa man facing federal charges for his role in the Capitol riot on January 6. Jensen was identified as the man who was recorded chasing a police officer up a flight of stairs inside the Capitol building as the mob of protesters followed behind him.
The man seen chasing a Black Capitol Police officer up the stairs during Wednesday’s insurrection and riot is Doug Jensen, according to a CNN comparative analysis of his booking photo and posts on social media. Jensen is one of the individuals now facing federal charges.
On a Twitter account bearing his name, Jensen twice identified himself in one of the pictures that was circulating online after the riot and insurrection.
His neighbor in Des Moines, Iowa, also confirmed to CNN affiliate KCCI that the man in the photos was Jensen.
Jensen — dressed in a QAnon t-shirt — is also seen in an Associated Press photo taken by photojournalist Manuel Balce Ceneta — gesturing toward another Capitol Hill police officer.
In the video captured by the Huffington Post’s Igor Bobic, Jensen — wearing the same QAnon t-shirt — is seen chasing the unidentified officer with a mob of rioters following him. Once at the top of a set of stairs, the officer glances toward a doorway to his left that leads to the Senate floor and moves away from it and toward the camera, steering the mob away from the Senate floor.
Jensen posted on Twitter on November 12 that he was “ready for 4 more years” and “will do whatever it takes.”
Doug Jensen Age
Doug Jensen is 41-years-old.
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Family & Siblings
Jensen’s older brother, William Routh, spoke with the Associated Press about Jensen’s participation on January 6. Routh told the news agency that his brother insists he did not force his way inside the Capitol. According to Routh, Jensen said he was allowed to walk in “and then shown around, even posing for pictures with officers.”
Routh told the AP that Jensen had expressed concern for the future of the United States if President Trump lost re-election. “He has been a good man his whole life. He is a family man. But he is like the rest of a lot of people that are patriots,” Routh said. “We have been being told for the last seven, eight months that if the Democrats get control we are losing our country. OK. That scares a lot of people.”
Routh is married and according to his wife’s Facebook page, they have two children. A search of online records shows Jensen and his wife bought their house in Des Moines, Iowa, in 2004.
Fired From His Job
Jensen lost his job two days after the Capitol riot. He used to work as a laborer at Forrest & Associate Masonry in Des Moines.
Company president Richard Felice told KCCI-TV that Jensen had been an employee for a few years but that the company decided to terminate his position following his actions in Washington, D.C. Felice told the outlet that Forrest & Associate Masonry did not support Jensen’s decisions on January 6 and decided to fire him after Jensen was identified from photos.
The TV station tried to contact Jensen via Facebook before his arrest. A reporter requested an interview but Jensen responded, “You are fake news,” according to a screenshot of the Facebook message.
The Des Moines Police Department assisted the FBI when they arrested Jensen at his home on January 8, the Associated Press reported. The Des Moines Register, citing Sgt. Ryan Evans, reported Jensen was booked into the Polk County Jail around 1 a.m. on January 9.
Jensen’s name does not come up in a search of the Polk County Jail because, as the sheriff’s office explains on its website, “Inmates with Federal charges are not listed.” But Jensen’s name and mugshot does come up on Vinelink, a national database of current inmates.
Jensen faces five federal charges, according to the Des Moines Register:
Knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority
Disrupting the orderly conduct of government business
Violent entry and disorderly conduct in a Capitol building
Parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building
Obstructing a law enforcement officer during a civil disorder.
Chased Cop at Capitol Is Arrested
Jensen, 41, was arrested for his involvement in a violent crowd breaking into the Capitol, according to the FBI and local authorities in Iowa. Local authorities were not called to assist with the arrest and FBI officials presented Jensen to Polk County Jail for processing on Saturday. He was booked into the jail at approximately 1 a.m. Central Time.
According to the FBI and the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Jensen faces five federal charges — of unlawfully entering the Capitol, disrupting government business, violent entry, parading in a Capitol building and blocking law enforcement during the riot.
CNN also reached out to the Polk County Jail to try to contact a lawyer for Jensen, and they deferred to federal officials. No further information about Jensen’s case was available at the time of publication from the Justice Department.
KCCI went onto report that Jensen has since been let go from his job at Forrest & Associate Masonry. Company President and CEO Richard Felice told the station the company does not agree with Jensen’s actions.