COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4)– Five-time Olympic swimming medalist Klete Keller has pleaded not guilty to charges that he participated in a deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol in January. Klete Keller, who lives in Colorado, appeared in court virtually from his home in Colorado Springs.
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Keller was charged in federal court in Washington after a video emerged that appeared to show him among those storming the Capitol on Jan. 6. Thousands of supporters of then-Pres. Donald Trump stormed the Capitol during a joint session of Congress while lawmakers met to formalize the victory of President Joe Biden.
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Screenshots from the video have been included in court documents, charging him with knowingly entering a restricted building to impede an official government function, disorderly conduct, and obstructing law officers.
The 38-year-old Keller competed in the 2000, 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympics. He captured two golds and a silver as a member of the 800-meter freestyle relay, as well as a pair of individual bronzes in the 400 free.MORE NEWS: Report Shows RTD Union Station Problems Festering For Years: 1/3 In Survey Feel Safety At Risk When Using RTD
Keller’s next court appearance has been scheduled for April 6.