Prosecutors: Capitol rioters committed over 1,000 assaults on police

Posted on AllSides September 2nd, 2021
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Video footage shows that rioters committed more than 1,000 assaults against police officers during the U.S. Capitol insurrection, according to a court filing by prosecutors Wednesday.

Why it matters: The statistic highlights the level of violence police faced trying to defend the Capitol and lawmakers who were inside the building certifying the Electoral College vote for President Biden on Jan. 6.

The revelation in a status update in the case of Couy Griffin, one of over 600 people charged over the Capitol violence, underscores that authorities are still searching for "dozens, if not hundreds, of suspects," notes...

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