The charging documents do not expansively describe what Keller did in the Capitol beyond the fact that officers attempted to remove him and others around him from the Rotunda. He was charged with obstructing law enforcement, knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.
A swimming news site, SwimSwam, first reported Keller’s presence at the Capitol riot on Monday. Its report is cited in the documents charging Keller. The New York Times confirmed Keller’s presence at the Capitol in interviews with former teammates and coaches on Tuesday.
Efforts to reach Keller were unsuccessful. But on Tuesday night, the Colorado real estate firm that had employed him for the past three years, Hoff & Leigh, also appeared to confirm his participation in last week’s violent assault on the Capitol when it announced that Keller had resigned “effective immediately.”
“Hoff & Leigh supports the right of free speech and lawful protest but we cannot condone actions that violate the rule of law,” the company said in a brief statement.