Prosecutors Lost A Fight To Keep A Set Of Jan. 6 Capitol Surveillance Videos Under Seal t.co/IwJekF6hSX pic.twitter.com/FTnNPoyuPU
— Zoe Tillman (@ZoeTillman) September 22, 2021
Federal prosecutors released a new collection of Capitol surveillance videos from Jan. 6 after a judge ordered them to do so, rejecting the Democrat’s argument that making the clips public could threaten the security of the complex.
US District Chief Judge Beryl Howell ordered the videos released in response to a request from a media coalition (including BuzzFeed News) that is petitioning judges on a rolling basis for videos that prosecutors have relied on in Jan. 6 cases. Howell’s decision isn’t binding on other judges in the US District Court for the District of Columbia presiding over Capitol riot prosecutions, but it gives the media coalition a favorable ruling to point to in future fights.