The events that unfolded at the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6, 2021, were unfortunate, and remain a stain on American history, not including the overwhelming amount of peaceful protesters who didn’t breach the Capitol that day, and who were simply exercising their First Amendment rights.
According to the Washington Examiner, countless hours of video footage show what went wrong that day, but new footage appears to show yet another disturbing development, which reportedly includes a police officer striking what was described as a “motionless” woman lying on the ground.
The footage is beyond significant, as the woman, identified as Rosanne Boyland, was one of the four people who died that day.
While the police have been fully exonerated from their actions that day by both the mainstream media and most observers, the new video, according to an expert, could possibly amount to felony assault charges.
“That is a crime, an arrestable offense,” Stanley Kephart, CEO of Intelligence Based Integrated Security Systems, told the outlet. He went on to explain that such intense situations can trigger unwarranted responses in even the most disciplined officers.
“If you have a trained officer who is angry at what the crowd is doing and the crowd rises up and puts him in a position where he feels his personal safety is compromised, fear begins to take over the anger, and the reflexive response throws the training right out the window.”
The video can be seen below, but viewer discretion is advised.
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When questioned last year after a complaint was filed against the officer in this case of what appears to be excessive force, the director of the Risk Management Division of the Metro Police Internal Affairs Bureau replied, “The use of force within this investigation was determined to be objectively reasonable.”