Fri Apr 7, 2023 AT 9:13 AM EDT
Law enforcement agencies had at least 40 undercover FBI informants participating in surveillance work among defendants during the Jan. 6 Capitol Hill protests.
Roger Roots, the lawyer for defendant American Proud Boys member Dominic Pezzola, filed a motion to reveal all undercover informants related to the Jan. 6 case.
According to the filed document, several undercover law enforcement officers were at the Capitol that day, with at least 40 undercover informants or agents walking among them, which Roots claims were instigating trouble.
“Some of these undercover Metro officers marched with the Proud Boy march, and some appear to have played roles of instigators, in that they are seen on body-worn videos chanting ‘Go! Go!,’ ‘Stop the Steal!,’ and ‘Whose house? Our house!’ on Jan. 6. Others generally followed demonstrators toward the Capitol,” Roots said. Read Full Story