Two more Pennsylvanians arrested for their part in Jan. 6 insurrection

Kim Decker at US Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 (screenshot of DOJ documents)

By Ashley Adams

February 23, 2024

Two more Pennsylvanians were arrested for their part in the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection on the US Capitol. A former member of the Philadelphia chapter of the Proud Boys also pleaded guilty to obstructing police during the attack. 

Two more Pennsylvanians were arrested and another pleaded guilty for taking part in the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection at the US Capitol.

Kim Eugene Decker, 42, of Genesee, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with a felony offense of civil disorder and misdemeanor offenses of entering or remaining in a restricted building or grounds, disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds, violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, and parading, demonstrating, or picketing in a Capitol building.

Kenneth Giusini, 67, of Philadelphia, was arrested on Thursday and charged with a felony offense of obstruction of law enforcement during civil disorder and misdemeanor offenses of entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds, disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds, disorderly conduct in the Capitol grounds or buildings, and parading, demonstrating, or picketing in the Capitol grounds or buildings.

Brian Healion, 33, of Upper Darby, pleaded guilty Thursday to one felony count of interfering with police during a civil disorder. Healion was a member of the Proud Boys, and is the third member of the far-right extremist group’s Philadelphia chapter to be convicted for taking part in the insurrection at the US Capitol.

The arrests of Decker and Giusini bring the total number of Pennsylvanians arrested for participating in the Jan. 6 attack to 90. To date, 52 Pennsylvanians have been sentenced. Three died (two by suicide) while awaiting sentencing.

Kim Decker

According to court documents, Decker was on the east side of the Capitol grounds on Jan. 6 and attempted to breach the police line and bike rack barrier. Decker was one of the first rioters to proceed through the gap in the barrier.

Decker repeatedly ignored attempts by the US Capitol Police officers to stop. He ultimately made his way to the Capitol steps and overran another police line with a large group of rioters. 

Decker was then seen inside the Capitol building where he stopped occasionally to photograph or record his surroundings. 

Kevin Giusini at the US Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. (Screenshot of DOJ documents)

Kevin Giusini

According to court documents, Giusini was part of a group of rioters that entered the Capitol through the north door. He was stopped by a line of officers in the hallway that was blocking rioters, and Giusini proceeded to film officers for over a minute before he was pushed outside.

Giusini attempted to get back into the Capitol and is seen on body camera footage shoving an officer. Another police officer removed Giusini from the area. However, Giusini returned and continued to use his shoulder to push against police before being removed again.

In court papers, investigators said Giusini’s ex-girlfriend helped identify him in photos and videos posted to social media recording his movements in Washington that day.

If convicted, Giusini faces up to five years in prison.

Brian Healion

Healion admitted in court Thursday that he tussled with officers struggling to keep rioters at bay during the attack at the Capitol.

Healion was a member of the Ministry of Self Defense or MOSD, a hand-selected sub-group within the Proud Boys created by former Proud Boys Chairman Henry “Enrique” Tarrio as a “national rally planning” chapter.

According to court documents, on the morning of Jan. 6, Healion met with about 100 other members of the Proud Boys at the Washington Monument and proceeded to follow Proud Boys leadership – including Ethan Nordean and Philadelphia Proud Boys President Zachary Rehl – on a march toward the Capitol building. As the group marched past Capitol police officers, members of the group taunted them, yelling “treason,” and warning the officers, “don’t make us go against you.”

Healion and the group he was with breached the police barrier where Healion was seen assisting other rioters with crossing back and forth over the police line and he even grabbed a bike rack in an attempt to interfere with the officer’s efforts to maintain a police line.

Healion eventually made it into the Capitol building where he entered the office of a US Senator and posed for pictures.

He is due to be sentenced in June and faces up to five years in prison.

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  • Ashley Adams

    In her 16 years in the communications industry, Ashley Adams has worn many hats, including news reporter, public relations writer, marketing specialist, copy editor and technical writer. Ashley grew up in Berks County and has since returned to her roots to raise her three children.

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