DOJ Sought to Jail Jan. 6 Defendant and Police Beating Victim Victoria White for Meeting With Lawmakers on Capitol Hill

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Victoria White can be seen in the right bottom corner of the above security video footage being repeatedly beaten by police while in the Lower West Terrace Tunnel at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

Federal prosecutors on Feb. 10 asked U.S. District Judge John Bates to have January 6 defendant and police beating victim Victoria White jailed because she met with GOP lawmakers on Capitol Hill.

Judge Bates did not order White to be taken into custody. He did bar her from appearing at the U.S. Capitol or the congressional office buildings unless she gets advance permission from the Pretrial Services Agency (PSA).

Shortly after arriving at the United States Courthouse in Washington D.C. for a status hearing on her criminal case, White learned that prosecutors were seeking to have her jailed because her visits to Capitol Hill earlier in the week violated her terms of pretrial release.

The PSA reported White’s visits to Capitol Hill to the court as a violation. Prosecutors then asked for her pretrial release to be revoked, White’s attorney, Nicole Cubbage, told The Epoch Times.

White visited Capitol Hill as part of a group led by Micki Witthoeft, the mother of slain January 6 protester Ashli Babbitt, and Nicole Reffitt, the wife of Guy Reffitt, the first January 6 defendant convicted at trial in 2022.

The group met with U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) and Rep. Byron Donalds (R-Fla.). Among other topics, the discussion was on possible U.S. House investigations of the long pretrial detention of dozens of January 6 defendants, and the deaths of Babbitt, Rosanne Boyland, Kevin Greeson, and Benjamin Phillips on Jan. 6, 2021.

The Epoch Times asked for comment on White’s case from Boebert and Donalds, but did not receive a reply by the time of publication.

Not Allowed at Capitol

White was arrested in April 2021 on four charges for alleged crimes at the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Her conditions of release, signed by Magistrate Judge G. Michael Harvey on April 22, 2021, included this line: “Stay away from Washington D.C. except for court, meetings with attorney or PSA.”

By Joseph M. Hanneman

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