DC Police Department Finally Admits Role In Big Scandal One Year After Media Pinned Blame For It On Trump

It’s a strong admission!

Attorneys representing the Muriel Bowser administration’s police Washington in Washington, D.C., shocked the entire nation with their admission in federal court.

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WUSA-TV reported that, “An attorney for DC Police said in court, for the first time, that the department did indeed use tear gas on protesters around Lafayette Square Park last June.” The leading source of local news for the District of Columbia shared the juiciest info related to the case.

“The curfew, violence of past nights, chaos created by federal defendants, discharge of tear gas in that direction was not unreasonable,” lawyer Richard Sobiecki said.

This is a really important admission. The Metropolitan Police Department claimed it didn’t take part in the clearing of protests by federal law enforcement before Donald Trump shared his photo at St. John’s Episcopal Church.

In May 2020, right after George Floyd died in Minneapolis, a group of militants attacked the White House. They went through barriers and attacked Secret Service agents with bottles, rocks, and fireworks. Many agents were injured in the attack.

The former President took shelter in the White House bunker.

On June 1, the police cleared the pathway down Lafayette Square in the capital, and President Trump walked through. He even posed for a photo with the Bible in his hand.

Protesters rioted and they had to be dispersed with tear gas and pepper balls. We are not talking about peaceful protesters here.

The mainstream media and Nancy Pelosi’s friends thought that Trump did the photo-op to restore his reputation of a tough guy. In his speech delivered at the Rose Garden, the former President said it was “to pay my respects to a very, very special place.”

Top outlets said then-Attorney General William Barr ordered federal officials to clear the path for the President, adding that he violated the right of citizens to peaceably assemble. Barr said it was important to secure the perimeter outside the White House. He told The Associated Press that he didn’t give the order for protesters to be dispersed.

Bowser told US citizens that “if you are like me, you saw something that you hoped you would never see in the United States of America.”

She didn’t take any responsibility for the actions of local law enforcement. However, she criticized the feds for using tear gas on peaceful protesters and wrote “Black Lives Matter” on the street.

Protesters decided to file suit against the federal government and had the courage to say their civil rights were violated.

The whole thing is wrapped in nonsense. They twisted the story.

The federal judge had to decide whether law enforcement cleared the pathway so the President could take a picture, as Bowser claims, or to secure the perimeter around the White House as Trump said.

George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley wrote this at The Hill this week:

“Now, one year later, Bowser is keeping the BLM plaza but opposing the BLM protesters. Her administration insisted in court that the protesters were legitimately teargassed by the metropolitan police to enforce her curfew that night.”

He continued: “Now, with Trump out of the White House, Bowser’s administration insists there was nothing unreasonable in the use of tear gas to enforce a curfew and is asking the court to dismiss the lawsuit by protesters, including Black Lives Matter DC. The media that spent the past year denouncing the Trump administration over its alleged use of tear gas seems largely silent as Bowser’s administration claims its own use of force was reasonable.”

The MPD denies any involvement “in the movement of the President from Lafayette Square to St. John’s church.”

“On June 1, 2020, a number of individuals in the area of 17th and H Streets NW began throwing multiple objects at Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) officers,” MPD Deputy Director of Communications Kristen Metzger said in a statement to WUSA this week.” This included an incendiary device attack that seriously burned and scarred the limb of an MPD officer. In response to these assaultive actions, MPD deployed crowd control tools that included tear gas in an effort to stop the riotous behavior and protect both officers and others in the area. As was stated previously, MPD was not involved in the movement of the President from Lafayette Square to St. John’s church on June 1, 2020.”

They did confirm the use of tear gas on protesters, even if they claim they weren’t involved in getting the President to the church. The MPD will try to stay away from the situation, but Bowser’s police had a huge role in the chaos that day. Bowser and the mainstream media blame it on Trump.

Joe Biden flipped his position, too. He mirrored coverage in the past, and his administration now “agrees that the case should be dismissed entirely,” as Turley said.

“The Department of Justice (DOJ) maintains that ‘Presidential security is a paramount government interest that weighs heavily in the Fourth Amendment balance.’ The DOJ’s counsel, John Martin, added that ‘federal officers do not violate First Amendment rights by moving protesters a few blocks, even if the protesters are predominantly peaceful.’”

They lied for a year, and now come forward to say that Trump and his administration didn’t use tear gas to do the photo-op.

Federal law enforcement tried to protect the perimeter outside the White House and Trump. This was their job. Trump was humiliated publicly and he used the opportunity to save his reputation.

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Source: The Western Journal

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