Prosecutors Are Dropping Most Of The Cases Against People Arrested On Trump's Inauguration Day
The US attorney's office in Washington will continue to pursue charges against 59 defendants and will drop the remaining 129 cases, citing previous court rulings and a jury's acquittal of six defendants in the first trial.
A Judge Just Sent A Man To Jail For Rioting On Inauguration Day
Trials are scheduled starting in the fall for the 200-plus people charged with rioting on President Trump’s Inauguration Day. In sentencing the first defendant to plead guilty to felony charges so far, the judge on Friday signaled how she’s thinking about these cases.
A Lawyer For Inauguration Arrestees Just Dropped A Lawsuit Against The Police, But Vows To Refile
A lawyer who sued police alleging they used excessive force on Inauguration Day dropped the case on Monday without explanation. He told BuzzFeed News he plans to refile at a later date, but wouldn't comment on why he dropped it now or when he'd refile.
As Prosecutors Press New Felony Charges, Inauguration Day Arrestees Dig In For A Fight
More than half of the 200-plus defendants charged with rioting on Inauguration Day are vowing not to cooperate with prosecutors, even in the face of a new set of felony charges that carry stiff maximum prison sentences.
Some Inauguration Day Arrestees Pledge To Reject Any Plea Deal Offers From Prosecutors
Of the 214 people indicted on a felony rioting charge in connection with Inauguration Day demonstrations, one has taken a plea deal so far. Arrestees with cases pending have been circulating a statement pledging not to make a deal with the government.
Mass Arrests On Inauguration Day Swept Up Journalists And Legal Observers — And Their Phones
Police seized the cell phones and cameras of journalists and legal observers arrested during Inauguration Day demonstrations. Prosecutors have dropped the criminal charges against many of them, but concerns persist about the seizure and possible search of their electronic devices.
Prosecutors Are Extracting Data From More Than 100 Locked Phones Seized During Inauguration Day Arrests
Prosecutors revealed in a court filing on Wednesday that they were pulling data from more than 100 cell phones seized during arrests on Inauguration Day. All the phones were locked, but the government indicated they were still able to collect information from them.
Pence Promises House Republicans Trump Will Fulfill Campaign Promises On Day One
In a meeting that members said was heavy on messaging and light on specifics, Vice President-elect Mike Pence said Donald Trump would begin taking action and repealing President Obama's executive orders on Inauguration Day, including on health care.