DOJ: Riot Suspect Charged With Attacking Female DC Cop Has Long Criminal History Of Brutalizing Women

The York Daily Record reports:

The Department of Justice filed a scathing document today on a Pennsylvania man, chronicling an extensive history of physical violence against women, hoping to keep him in federal detention for his alleged involvement in the Jan. 6 insurrection, which included an attack on a female police officer.

Ryan Samsel, of Bucks County, has a history of “choking and beating women to the point of loss of consciousness, of many hospital visits for many victims, of chipped and missing teeth and of Samsel even breaking into one victim’s home multiple times to assault her,” according to the federal government’s filing to keep Samsel in detention.

The debate over his detention intensified two months ago, when Samsel alleged that he was beaten at the Washington D.C. Central Detention Center. His attorney, Steven Metcalf, said his client was beaten to a “bloody pulp,” and that they would pursue a civil suit. The Department of Justice is investigating the claim.

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