Judge dismisses BuzzFeed lawsuit aimed at obtaining Jan. 6 records from Capitol Police


A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit brought by BuzzFeed News and the outlet’s investigative reporter Jason Leopold, who sought documents from U.S. Capitol Police related to the directives given on Jan. 6, 2021.

In summary judgement dated Tuesday, D.C. District Judge Beryl A. Howell concluded that BuzzFeed and Leopold “have no right to demand disclosure” of the documents requested, including Office of the Inspector General reports, semiannual disbursement reports and written directives on the day of the Capitol riot.

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