Washington DC’s CBS News affiliate reports:
An attorney for DC Police said in court, for the first time, that the department did indeed use tear gas on protesters around Lafayette Square Park last June. Protesters and the ACLU are suing federal police, and MPD, over their use of tear gas.
MPD has consistently said that it was “not involved” in what happened at Lafayette Square Park on June 1, 2020 when protesters were forcefully cleared minutes before former President Donald Trump walked to St. John’s Episcopal Church.
Read the full article. On Friday, the DOJ filed to dismiss the ACLU’s lawsuit, saying that since Trump was no longer in office, the incident was not likely to be repeated.
— Nicholas Wu (@nicholaswu12) May 29, 2021
False. Where’s the Twitter fact check. No tear gas. Horses are used for safe crowd control. Mayor set 7p curfew. No coordination with Park Police. FALSE. https://t.co/sMRKEdiRQe
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) June 2, 2020