Jan 6

Jan 6

Now We Know Why Prosecutors Wanted to Keep Jan. 6 Videos Away from the Public

Prosecutors lost a battle to keep some of the 14,000 hours of January 6 surveillance video that was accumulated by the FBI out of the public view. And much to anti-Trump Democrats’ chagrin, social media is already having a field day with it. Buzzfeed’s Zoe Tillman who broke the tough news: Federal prosecutors on Tuesday released a new collection of Capitol surveillance videos from Jan. 6 after a judge ordered them to do so, rejecting the government’s argument that making the clips public could threaten the security of the complex. The disclosure marks a setback for the US Capitol Police and the US attorney’s office in their efforts to control how much footage from the Capitol’s closed-circuit video (CCV) system gets out. In the latest case, prosecutors argued that revealing the location an...

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Third officer commits suicide after responding to Capitol riot

Another police officer who responded to the U.S. Capitol riot on Jan 6. has died by suicide, according to the Metropolitan Police Department. Officer Gunther Hashida, an 18-year veteran of the force in Washington, D.C., was found dead in his residence on Thursday. The cause of death was suicide, police told the Washington Examiner. Hashida, who joined the department in May 2003, was assigned to the emergency response team within the Special Operations Division and responded to the riot. “We are grieving as a Department as our thoughts and prayers are with Officer Hashida’s family and friends,” the department said in a statement. Hashida’s suicide is the third among law enforcement officers who responded to the Capitol on Jan. 6, one of whom also worked for D.C. police. MP...

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