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Maryland Elections Board member arrested on Jan. 6 riot charges, resigns

January 12, 2024

A top Maryland elections official resigned Thursday after his arrest this week on multiple charges that he participated in the U.S. Capitol attack, encouraging officers trying to disperse rioters to “join us.” Federal investigators allege that Carlos Ayala, 52, scaled a police barricade on Jan. 6, 2021, while carrying a black flag that said, “We the People,” before pacing a line of police gathered to quell the riot.

Article Source: Washington Post

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