WASHINGTON, DC – According to a release from StopHate.com, StopHate founder David Sumrall is reportedly slated to release “14,000 hours of unseen footage from January 6th” following his recent licensing “through the Department of Justice as a video forensic investigator for the Joseph McBride Law Firm.”
Sumrall has apparently been working relentlessly on reviewing footage from the incident at the Capitol in order to provide the clearest picture possible of what genuinely transpired last in January of 2021.
During an interview on May 10th, Sumrall described some of the footage that he’s seen thus far as “absolutely shocking,” claiming that portions of the footage portrayed “the most violent police action toward citizens” that he has ever seen.
Sumrall stated that there were unsettling aspects about how some of the officers on January 6th communicated with their colleagues at the time of the incident, saying, “To hear the communications between the police and to hear their conversations, hear what they say about the way they beat these peaceful protestors… the amount of force they used, the incorrect use of force, the laughing and carrying on…it’s disgusting.”
Currently serving as an expert witness in eleven cases pertaining to January 6th, Sumrall hopes that his work and testimony will behoove hundreds of others caught up in January 6th prosecutions, many whom Sumrall believes are being warrantlessly or maliciously prosecuted.
“I expect that hopefully, by others finding out that I’m a licensed investigator for one of the attorneys, it will put the other attorneys on notice to say, ‘Why didn’t y’all hire an investigator to try to get your people free?’”
Since January 7th, 2021, Sumrall has been reviewing footage that was publicly available – remarking on how much he and others were able to ascertain and accomplish by merely using what was floating around online.
“It’s amazing when you have the public video that we’ve had for over a year and seeing what we built with that.”
Yet, now the picture will become all the more clear with Sumrall having access to the footage that affords an inside look into the other half of the equation – the perspective of the police who were present at the Capitol on January 6th.
“But then to have the police cam footage, like the body cams and the CCTV…It just gives you another perspective. A lot of people have seen the Victoria White beating in the tunnel, where she’s hit 34+ times in the head, in under three minutes with a baton because she was trapped against the wall. So to see that times a thousand, is overwhelming.”
Sumrall is actively putting together videos of relevant footage for the eleven cases he’s involved in, hoping to secure some wins in court.
“I’m building a long video because I think that needs to be shown to kind of set the stage at these trials. Let’s get an idea of what these people were up against before you start calling them hardened criminals. Let’s see what the police were doing to them before they come in here and try to tell you they were defending themselves from the police.”
While Sumrall is working to prove that the defendants in the cases he’s involved with were faced against officers operating way out of line, he also notes that not all of the police who responded to the Capitol incident were bad actors.
“There were good guys, bad guys. There were good teams and bad teams. I think a lot will come out, you know, and of course I’m not at liberty to say everything, but I can tell you that these prisoners are not lying. I can say that because it’s pretty much all somewhere on video. And we’ve been checking against a lot of this testimony to corroborate it.”
Sumrall says that sometime in the near future the unseen video footage will be released, saying, “What Nancy Pelosi does not want people to see, yeah, that’s exactly the video footage I want people to see.”