Rioters Claim They’ve Sued Cops For Excessive Force

Newsweek reports:

A group of January 6 defendants has filed a class action lawsuit against 21 Capitol Police officers and officials for “millions of dollars in damages,” inmate Edward Jacob (Jake) Lang told the conservative cable channel Real America’s Voice on Friday. Lang, who describes himself as a “January 6 political prisoner,” was arrested soon after the attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021. Lang was living in Newburgh, New York, and was 25 at the time of the riot.

Lang is accused of wielding a dangerous weapon against Capitol Police officers as well as obstruction of an official proceeding. Lang is now trying to sue several Capitol Police officers for damages. Interviewed by Real America’s Voice via phone on Friday, he said that over 78 January 6 defendants are claiming “millions of dollars in damages and injuries that the Capitol Police caused us, I mean, horrible.”

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