Woman claims Capitol police beat her on video at Jan. 6 protest
"We certainly have a case for police brutality," her attorney said.
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Newly released surveillance footage may corroborate a Minnesota woman's claims that she was trapped and beaten by police during the Jan. 6 Capitol protest, her attorney argued Tuesday.
Victoria White faces six federal charges related to her attendance at the Stop the Steal rally in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 6. Her attorney Joseph McBride is pointing to a video that he argues shows his client being hit nearly 40 times in more than four minutes by Capitol police officers after she was pushed into the west terrace tunnel of the building.
McBride wrote on Twitter that the 39-year-old Rochester mother of four was "BRUTALLY BEATEN… Dozens of baton blows. Punched in the face 5x. A defenseless woman, she is PULVERIZED for wearing a TRUMP Hat."
The Epoch Times reports that a judge ordered three hours of video to be released from that day. Journalist Stephen Horn took the clip allegedly confirming White's claims, enlarged it and added contrast to make it more clear.
Newsmax's Greg Kelly interviewed White and McBride last week. He first aired footage that he says shows White telling protestors at the Capitol that day to stop and leave.
She told Kelly that she expected Jan. 6 to "just be another Trump rally." White became emotional as she described the experience as "traumatic."
"We certainly have a case for police brutality against the officer and his police department," McBride said. "Ms. White was forced into that entrance. She did nothing wrong. Her hands were down. The only time she put her hands up was in a defensive posture because she was being pulverized. Watch that video. It is indisputable evidence."
"By some miracle of God, Victoria White survived, and she is going to tell her tale. She is going to have her day in court, and the officer that brutally beat her will be held accountable," McBride added.
McBride, a former Manhattan public defender, is also defending others accused of crimes related to the Jan. 6 riot, including Richard Barnett and Chris Quaglin. Barnett is better known as the Arkansas man who put his feet on Nancy Pelosi's desk.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) mentioned that McBride is defending Quaglin in a tweet Monday. She added that Quaglin is "gravely ill" after testing positive for COVID. He reportedly lost ten pounds in ten days and is "being denied medical treatment."
McBride said the officer who allegedly beat White "is an evil man that should be stripped of his position of power and sent to prison for his crimes."
"You are blind if you watch this video and fail to recognize that a non-violent woman was viciously beaten by [police] You are no different than the Germans who supported the Brownshirts and/or Gestapo if you think there is any justification whatsoever for this officer’s conduct," McBride tweeted his beliefs on Christmas about the video.