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Prosecutors Identify Police Supervisor Who Beat Woman on Jan. 6

The Washington D.C. police officer who beat a Minnesota woman with a metal baton at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, is a 19-year veteran with a history of use-of-force complaints.

Victoria C. White, of Minnesota, was struck nearly 40 times in a four-minute span in the Lower West Terrace tunnel leading into the U.S. Capitol, security video footage showed.

The officer who delivered most of the blows was identified in new court filings as Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) commander Jason Bagshaw, 45.

“The tunnel CCTV footage shows that over an almost two-minute span running from approximately 4:07:00 to 4:08:54 p.m., Lieutenant Bagshaw repeatedly struck, or tried to strike, the woman in red with his baton,” U.S. prosecutors said in one of the briefs (pdf).

Bagshaw has since been promoted to commander.

Prosecutors also acknowledged that Bagshaw “threw five left-handed jab punches in the direction of the woman in red’s head or upper body” and included an image showing Bagshaw with his left fist raised while standing near White, or the woman in red.

MPD use-of-force policies advise officers to avoid striking the head.

Bagshaw did not respond to a message. MPD did not respond to requests for comment. The agency said previously it wasn’t aware of the surveillance footage, released in December 2021 by attorney Joseph McBride, showing one of its officers pummeling White.

Bagshaw, the video shows, struck White’s head eight times, then punched her with his left fist. He later made a fist and punched White in the face and head six times. Another officer—with both hands on his baton—jammed the butt of the weapon at White’s face and then rammed her with the baton 10 times, the video footage shows.

Prosecutors attempted to defend the strikes.

“While many observers might instinctively cringe at the sight of a male police officer using a baton to strike, or attempt to strike, the head, neck, and shoulder area of a smaller woman, there are many possible lawful justifications for Lieutenant Bagshaw’s use of force,” they said.

“The woman in red’s location alone was criminal, making her subject to arrest, and it presented a threat to the officers and the U.S. Capitol. Here, there is no evidence in the trial record explaining how the woman penetrated the phalanx of officers, whether she was armed at the time, or if she had threatened or undertaken violent action against an officer. Depending on these circumstances, an officer may have been justified in using violent force against her. It is possible that Lieutenant Bagshaw struck her for no justifiable reason. But it is also possible he struck her to disarm her, or to subdue her after she attacked an officer,” they added.

READ 21 COMMENTS
  • James Daniel says:

    There are circumstances alright. An out of control police officer with a history of excessive force complaints combined with a establishment police hierarchy protecting its reputation and excusing or covering up bad behavior. That’s the Deep State in action.

  • Thomas Yates says:

    Here we go again! How in the hell would that kind of beating be justified. I call bullshit. FBI much?

  • 1947 says:

    Based on the video, Lt. Bagshaw should first have his promotion rescinded and he should be brought up on charges of excess force, violations of civil rights, issuing false reports and statements, and charges of attempted murder.

  • DONNA MARIE KELLEY says:

    BAGSHAW YOU ARE THE SCUM OF THE EARTH, I BET YOU PROBABLY BEAT YOUR WIFE AND KIDS AND EVEN YOUR ANIMALS. YOU ARE A MISRABLE WALKING CRIMINAL. WITH A LITTLE HOPE I PRAY THAT THE DAY WILL COME WHEN SOMEONE DOES THE SAME TO YOU YOU SCUM. BUT I KNOW YOU WERE FOLLING THE RULE OF LAW THAT DEMOCRATS CAN DO WHAT EVER NEVER HAVING THE FEAR OF PAYING FOR YOUR MISERABLE CRIMES. LOOK AT BIDEN HE HAS BROKEN EVERY LAW ON THE BOOKS AND NOTHING IS DONE ABOUT THAT SCUMBAG. BIDEN IS THE SON OF HITLER. LOCK AND LOAD AND LINE ALL THESE MISERABLE SCUM UP IN FRONT OF A FIRING SQUAD AND PULL THE TRIGGER . PIEACE ON EARTH THE DEMOCRATS WITH THEIR HATE AND HEARTLESS SELVES WILL BE GONE TO HELL FROM WHENCE THEY CAME

  • Libs are insane says:

    Had she been black…that officer would have already been charged with murder!!!

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