Sara Carpenter
Sara Carpenter
at the Capitol on Jan. 6

Sara Carpenter, a former spokesperson for the New York City police department, was arrested March 23 for participating in the Jan. 6 storming of the US Capitol.

Surveillance footage caught Carpenter inside the Capitol shaking a tambourine and shooting video, according to the Daily News.

A tipster ratted Carpenter out to the FBI, saying she told a relative that she took part in the riot.

During an interview with the FBI, Carpenter admitted being in the Capitol and handed over her video.

The 51-year-old Carpenter, who is retired from the NYPD, was charged with entering a restricted area and disrupting the conduct of government business.

She appeared in Brooklyn federal court and was released on bail.

“Any involvement in the Jan. 6, 2021, assault on the Capitol is serious criminal conduct,” said assistant U.S. attorney Joshua Hafetz at the arraignment. “That said... Her cooperation to date with the investigation, including her self-surrender today... are sufficient to ensure her return to court.”