Jailed Proud Boy: Let Me Out, I Got COVID In Here

Politico reports:

A member of the Proud Boys charged with pepper spraying a line of police officers at the Capitol is urging a federal appeals court panel to free him from pretrial detention, citing a Covid-19 diagnosis he received while being held in a Washington, D.C., jail.

Christopher Worrell is particularly vulnerable to Covid, his lawyer Allen Orenberg said, because he’s also in the midst of treating non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and has a compromised immune system.

Worrell had previously sought relief from U.S. District Court, citing symptoms that had emerged as a result of his lymphoma, saying that he had been unable to access his cancer medication while in the D.C. lockup.

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