Judge denies Jan 6 defendant's request to delay trial pending review of surveillance tapes

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On Friday, Sara Carpenter, a retired New York Police officer, was found guilty in a Washington, DC court on seven criminal counts, including two felonies, for her actions on January 6, after US District Court Judge James Boasberg denied her request on March 3 for a delay so that her lawyer’s could review the recently released footage of that day by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.

Freedom News reported, “Retired NYPD Spokes person, Sara Carpenter, has been convicted on all counts on January 6 charges, after a judge denied her request to push back the start of her trial to allow time to review about 44,000 hours of Capitol riot footage from House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.”  

CNBC reports that 51-year-old Carpenter was arrested in March 2021 after surrendering to the FBI.

Footage posted on Twitter by Freedom News shows a woman “matching the description of Sara Carpenter”at the Capitol building on January 6 saying “The congress needs to come out, they need to certify Trump as president.” Earlier that day then-President Donald Trump held a “Stop the Steal” rally in Washington, DC, after which a group of protesters left and entered the Capitol building. 

On Monday, March 6 Tucker Carlson released never-before-seen footage provided by Speaker McCarthy that highlighted false claims about the Capitol riot made by several pundits and Democrats, including Nancy Pelosi’s January 6 Committee. Revelations from the footage showed US veteran Jacob Chansley, dubbed the QAnon Shaman, being escorted peacefully by police, contradicting claims he was a violent insurrectionist.

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