Election 2020 Politics

U.S. judge calls for Justice Department civil rights probe into D.C. jail’s treatment of Jan. 6 detainees

U.S. District Judge Carl J. Nichols highlighted unique concerns for Capitol riot defendants’ cases during a Sept. 20 hearing, when attorneys for defendant Edward Jacob Lang, 25, raised complaints. Lang, a former Pennsylvania high school wrestler who was charged with some of the most extreme and repeated violence against police on Jan. 6, said he could not help with his own defense because he could not thoroughly review video evidence.

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