Multiple Jan. 6 defendants were taken out of their cells on stretchers at the District of Columbia jail on Nov. 11, indicated a court filing.
The situation began when after a defendant refused to wear a mask, a family member of Kelly Meggs, who is being held in the D.C. jail, told Meggs’s lawyer. Prison guards then sprayed a chemical substance at the defendant described as “some kind of mace or pepper spray,” according to a filing in federal court.
“They sprayed mace or some type of gas at an inmate and kept missing so it went into an intake that fed into other cells, and the lady with the key left because she didn’t like the gas, so the inmates in the cells who were being fed the gas from that intake were locked in for like 15 minutes while it was going into their rooms and they couldn’t see or breathe,” the family told Jonathon Moseley, the lawyer.
Multiple Jan 6. defendants were taken out of the cells on stretchers following the incident. Read more…