Rioters accused of erasing content from social media, phones

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo people record as Capitol police officers push back violent insurrectionists loyal to President Donald Trump U.S. Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

PHOENIX — They flaunted their participation in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol on social media and then, apparently realizing they were in legal trouble, rushed to delete evidence of it, authorities say. Now their attempts to cover up their role in the deadly siege are likely to come back to haunt them in court.