Weapons expert and security consultant tells Epoch Times the strikes caught on film could constitute felony assault.
Footage obtained and compiled by The Epoch Times shows a Capitol Police officer beating a female January 6 protester, despite the woman being unconscious at the time and quite possibly already dead.
The previously unseen footage follows the final moments of Rosanne Boyland, one of the four people who died at the capitol that day.
Boyland fell down and was crushed as police used tear gas and pepper spray while pushing back on a crowd attempting to penetrate an arched entryway into the Capitol building.
She was later attended by other protesters who begged police for help, telling them, “She’s gonna die! She’s gonna die!”
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Amid the chaos one officer is seen using a baton to strike Boyland’s body three times, once in the ribs and twice in the head, as she laid out helplessly in dire need of emergency medical care.
Boyland was also seen being struck a fourth time by Officer Lila Morris before the baton flies out of the officer’s hand.
Weapons expert and security consultant Stanley Kephart told the Epoch Times the strikes could constitute felony assault.
“I think that the first thing that occurred is an assault under the color of authority by Morris,” Kephart said. “That is a crime, an arrestable offense.”
The Epoch Times reports Boyland’s family has been attempting to dispute the DC medical examiner’s ruling that she died from an Adderall overdose.
The footage also follows Boyland as she was dragged into a Capitol tunnel by officers who attempted various resuscitation efforts.
Boyland’s father told the Times he was shocked by the brutality seen in the new footage.
“We are not 100 percent [certain of] when she actually passed, but agree it was in that time frame [4:21 to 4:26 p.m.] and probably before Lila Morris got hold of that stick,” said Rosanne’s father, Bret Boyland. “No matter whether Rosanne was alive or not, we were shocked and appalled at the officer’s attack.”