Attorneys to file motion to dismiss case against Couy Griffin for role in US Capitol riot

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Attorneys to file motion to dismiss case against Couy Griffin for role in US Capitol riot

“I went to pray with people. I have gone to lead people in prayer and this point is proven, ”Griffin said in an interview in February.

Griffin’s defense team plans to move the case to federal court for dismissal. According to court records, Griffin’s attorneys questioned whether the US Capitol steps are legally restricted.

The documents also revealed more details about Griffin’s time in federal prison in January, where he spent more than a week in solitary confinement after refusing to take a COVID test.

When asked if he could shower, Griffin was reportedly given baby wipes and had a broken toilet in his cell. Griffin’s lawyers also alleged prison guards “took pictures” and “verbally threatened” him.

“It’s one thing to be charged. It is a different matter to be found guilty beyond any doubt, “Griffin said in a previous KOB4 interview.

Griffin will be on trial again next month. At this point, federal prosecutors are expected to file their response with Griffin’s attorneys.