A federal appeals court decision Wednesday could make it more difficult for some of the more than 535 suspects charged in the Capitol Riot to win release from custody while they await trial. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled that even defendants not accused of violence against others or destruction of property could be kept behind bars pending trial because of other indications that they pose a danger to the community.
The appeals court’s decision upheld the detention of Timothy Hale-Cusanelli, an Army reservist from New Jersey arrested about a week and a half after the storming of the Capitol on Jan. 6. Prosecutors have said Hale-Cusanelli espoused white supremacist views to colleagues and boasted of his role in taking over the Capitol during the planned tabulation of electoral votes. It is unclear how many Capitol riot defendants could be affected by the appeals court’s decision.
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This guy is the infamous “Hitler mustache” rioter.
Some of the Capitol Riot defendants who weren’t accused of violence on Jan. 6 may still be subject to pretrial detention, the D.C. Circuit says https://t.co/8Caut1Jr7M
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