Accused Rioter: I Didn’t Beat Up Cops, They Beat Me

Washington DC’s CBS News affiliate reports:

A Maryland man locked up for allegedly assaulting police officers on January 6 wants a judge to let him out of jail – claiming it was actually the police who assaulted him. Prosecutors say video, still images and multiple officers’ sworn statements tell a much different story. Before January 6, Daniel Egtvedt boasted on social media of his connections to Republican power players and posted photos with Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX), Lara Trump and then-Vice President Mike Pence.

But prosecutors say the Daniel Egtvedt that entered the US Capitol on January 6th was a much different person than the man smiling in those photos. They accuse Egtvedt of being “incoherent” and “screaming at the top of his lungs” while repeatedly fighting with police officers and physically resisting attempts to keep him from moving further down the Hall of Columns.

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