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In DC Insurrection Case Mellis Alleges Abuse by Guards in DC Jail, To Get Plea Offer by Aug 4

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FEDERAL COURT, June 16 -- On June 16, months after the DC Circuit's decision in US v. Munchel, DDC Judge Emmet G. Sullivan held a hearing on Jonathan Gennaro Mellis, who is detained and alleging abuse by guards. Inner City Press live tweeted it here (and podcast here)

In case of US v. JONATHAN GENNARO MELLIS, who is telling DDC Judge Sullivan that he and co-defendants after being threatened with violence by guards in DC Jail.

Mellis: Your Honor, it is crazy in here. Judge Sullivan: Thank you. Counsel? Mellis' lawyer: We are waiting on a plea offer. Let's continue this for 45 days.

Judge Sullivan: What about the time between now and then? Mellis' lawyer: This will be the last extension.

 Judge Sullivan: If I were to continue for 45 days, would the US be prepared to have extended an offer?

AUSA: The answer is Yes. We have given discovery, body-worn camera footage. There will be a plea offer in his hands in 60 days due to summer and supervisors' OK

 Mellis' lawyer: I've dealt with this AUSA for over 20 years, he's fine. It goes above him. The officer at issue was not hospitalized.

Judge Sullivan: 45 days, then. The AUSA's reference to holiday season probably goes over like a lead balloon to Mr. Mellis...

Judge Sullivan: Aug 4 at 2:30 pm. Mr Mellis, you'll have a plea offer by then or before.

 Mellis: I'm going to have to trust my attorney. I'm sorry to complain each time.

 Judge Sullivan: I gave you the time. I complain every time I go to court, it's called life.

So, there'll be a plea offer on or before Aug 4. No action taken on Mellis' complaints. Adjourned.

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