Thousands of hours of U.S. Capitol riot videos swamp prosecutors, defense attorneys

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Reuters

By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The thousands of hours of video of the deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol by Donald Trump supporters have overwhelmed the prosecutors and defense lawyers handling the hundreds of criminal cases and are delaying trials for some defendants. The Jan. 6 attack, an attempt to reverse President Joe Biden’s November 2020 election win, produced an enormous volume of video – from security cameras around the Capitol, worn by police officers under assault and filmed by the rioters themselves, many of whom then posted their exploits to social media for the world to…

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