A Nest Of J6 Rats And A Motion For Mistrial In Proud Boys Case

At Least 50 Undercover Cops Patrolled J6, Egging On Protesters: Court Filing

  • Up to a dozen previously undisclosed undercover Metropolitan Police Department officers were embedded in the crowds on Jan. 6 — including one who admitted joining in protester chants to “stop the steal” — according to an April 10 court filing in the Proud Boys seditious-conspiracy trial.
  • A motion for mistrial filed by defense attorney Roger Roots said the additional undercover officers bring the number of police, agents, and informants embedded in Jan. 6 crowds to at least 50.
  • He had filed an April 5 motion in the case that estimated the number to be 40.
  • Roots, who represents Proud Boys defendant Dominic Pezzola, asked U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly to declare a mistrial based on “numerous, repeated and yet-unfolding” instances where exculpatory evidence was withheld by federal prosecutors.
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