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Outraged judge finds DC jail officials on January 6 on ‘abuse’ charges

A federal judge on Wednesday criticized DC jail authorities for allegedly abusing detainees in the Capitol riots, demanding the Justice Department open a civil rights investigation and placing two officers in contempt of court for medical treatment. I’m late.

“It’s more than just an incompetent and bureaucratic change of paper.” “Doesn’t anyone care? Doesn’t anyone follow?”

During the hearing, Lambert said prison officials failed to change the critical information needed to approve the riot’s broken wrist surgery – even though the medical procedure was recommended four months ago. The Florida-based Prize Boys member, who is undergoing chemotherapy for cancer, was arrested in March on a number of charges after allegedly attacking police with pepper spray during the January 6 riots. ۔

“I think the defendant’s civil rights have been abused.” Lambert said.He added that he had been notified of the “unforgivable” delay last week and that prison authorities had been ordered to hand over the notice to the US Martial Service because Warrell is a federal prisoner.

Lambert said when he learned that the jail had not sent him on record Tuesday morning, he ordered him to appear in court for a contempt hearing. Deputy Attorney General Chad Copeland confirmed during the hearing that prison officials presented the record Tuesday afternoon.

“He took a court order from me and threatened to insult me ​​for accepting it. Why did that happen? No one in prison saw him sitting there in pain all this time?” Lambert said.

Following the hearing, Lambert ordered that DC Prison Warden Wanda Payton and DC Department of Corrections Director Quincy Booth be “in contempt of court.” The order also noted that the U.S. Attorney General “received a copy of the decision on January 6 to properly investigate possible civil rights violations by defendants, as in this case, for example.”

“I don’t know if it’s because he’s a Jan. 6 defendant, but I think the matter should be referred to the U.S. Attorney General for a civil rights investigation into whether the DC Department of Corruption Violating civil rights. Defendants on January 6 … in this and perhaps other cases, “Lambert told the court.

Although Worrell did not attend Wednesday’s hearing, his lawyer reiterated his “grave concern” about his client’s access to medical care as he initiated the next set of chemotherapy and radiation for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. After the hearing, lawyer Alex Stavro. He and his client were in a statement, he said. “I am glad that the judge took their concerns seriously and prayed that the Attorney General’s Office would conduct this investigation promptly and without prejudice.”

Several suspects have been allegedly abused by rioters and their lawyers, who were detained on January 6 for their actions. About 700 cases are pending.

In an interview with The Daily Beast in September, Joseph McBride, Richard ‘Begum’ Barnett’s lawyerWho posted pictures in the office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.– The long-confused prison system in the country’s capital, DC-GITMO, called for “terrible conditions for those involved in the capital riots.”

He said on Wednesday. He filed an emergency petition on August 3. Together with Amnesty International and the ACLU to investigate the “January Sixers Abuse” at DC Prison. He told the Daily Beast that his request, which detailed “several incidents of abuse,” had not been answered.

Defendants’ attorneys. including Proud Boy Member Dominic Pizzola. She has complained to the court about the abuse. In the July motion, Pizola’s lawyers, who are accused of breaking the Capitol’s window with a police shield, said they were kept in their cells for at least 22 hours a day and “access to personal hygiene such as a shower is almost impossible.” almost does not exist. ”

Pizola’s lawyers allege that “inmates at DC Prison, who are accused of committing crimes in the Capitol on January 6, 2021, are treated differently from all inmates at the prison.”

When asked about Lambert’s blaze on Wednesday, McBride said the judge confirmed “my colleagues and I had been screaming for months when they recognized the fact that civil rights were being violated.” There are violations. ”

“This is just the tip of the iceberg. The United States will cry when the truth about the treatment of detainees during the January Sixers comes to light,” McBride added in a text message.

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