Feds Oppose Release Of “Brutal” Capitol Riot Suspect

Law & Crime reports:

Federal prosecutors in Washington, D.C. on Monday asked a federal judge to reconsider allowing a man accused of assaulting several police officers with a weapon during the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol to be released from jail ahead of trial.

Prosecutors argue that Jack Wade Whitton poses a serious threat to the safety of the community.

According to the government’s motion, Whitton, a 30-year-old fencing contractor and CrossFit instructor from Georgia, was responsible for some of the most brutal violence that took place during the pro-Donald Trump insurrection.

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