The Justice Department has agreed to pay $6.1 million to a technology contractor to create a massive database of videos, photographs, documents and social media posts related to the Capitol riot as part of the process of turning relevant evidence over to defense attorneys for the more than 500 people facing criminal charges in the Jan. 6 events, according to a court filing and government records.
To take on the daunting task, the federal government has turned to Deloitte Financial Advisory Services, a firm prosecutors called “a litigation support vendor with extensive experience providing complex litigation technology services.” Prosecutors are trying to organize thousands of hours of body-worn camera footage, closed-circuit surveillance camera footage, more than a million social media videos, data from phones and email accounts, and the responses to more than 6,000 grand jury subpoenas.
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NEW: DOJ has paid $6.1 million (and counting) to Deloitte to build a massive database of 1/6 evidence. It’s a crucial, complicated step for sharing evidence with hundreds of alleged rioters before potential trials and plea deals.
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) July 9, 2021