Physician who allegedly participated in Jan. 6 Capitol riot no longer works at Boston hospital

A physician and former employee of Boston-based Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital, who was charged in connection with the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol, no longer works at the organization, the hospital confirmed to Becker's.

Jacquelyn Starer, MD, 68, of Ashland, Mass., was a per diem employee at Brigham and Women's Faulkner, a hospital statement says. The hospital said it is only able to share employment status, per hospital policy, but confirmed Dr. Starer is no longer active there.

The Justice Department announced Dec. 20 that Dr. Starer was charged in connection with the breach of the U.S. Capitol. 

Court documents allege that on Jan. 6, 2021, Dr. Starer illegally entered Capitol grounds and went into the Capitol via the east rotunda doors, according to the Justice Department. 

Prosecutors said video from the Metropolitan Police Department shows the physician approach police officers and "make contact with an MPD officer at approximately 2:59 p.m. Shortly thereafter, Starer struck an MPD Officer."

Prosecutors said surveillance video also shows Dr. Starer leaving the Capitol shortly after 3 p.m.

Dr. Starer is charged with civil disorder; assaulting, resisting or impeding certain officers; entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds; disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds; and engaging in physical violence in a restricted building or grounds.

Dr. Starer declined to discuss the case with NBC 10 Boston outside of court on Dec. 20.

According to the Justice Department, about 900 individuals have been arrested across the U.S. for crimes related to the breach of the Capitol. University Hospitals suspended two workers who were charged in connection with the breach.

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