(trendingpoliticsnews) – Previously unreleased CCTV footage obtained by the Epoch Times thoroughly disproves claims made by Capitol Police regarding the death of Trump supporter Rosanne Boyland on January 6, 2021.
The new footage refutes the claim that Boyland simply collapsed in the Capitol Rotunda shortly after 5 p.m., and that the officer who saw her collapse immediately began to issue CPR. Boyland was already unconscious by the time she was brought inside the building.
In the new video, a sizable group of paramedics and Capitol Police officers can be seen wheeling in a motionless Boyland on a stretcher while attempting resuscitation efforts. They continued their efforts for upwards of 40 minutes.
Boyland wandered into the Lower West Terrace tunnel at the Capitol shortly after 4:13 p.m. on January 6. The protesters in the tunnel were peaceful at the time, though clashes with police had occurred not long before.
At 4:20 p.m., police released gas into the tunnel, which caused a stampede of protesters and crush inside the tight space. Boyland then collapsed near the tunnel entrance and subsequently became trapped beneath a pile of bodies.
According to her friend and traveling companion, friend, Justin F. Winchell, Boyland collapsed after she was struck in the chest by a projectile fired by police, likely a pepper ball.
Protester Phillip Anderson, who stood next to Boyland in the tunnel, previously told the Epoch Times that it was extremely difficult to breathe. “I felt it because I can’t breathe. That’s what it felt like,” Anderson said. “That’s what it felt like, ‘You’re not going to be able to get air inside if you don’t get out now.’”
The conduct and life-saving efforts, or lack thereof, of Capitol Police officers in the tunnel differed sharply from those inside the building who attempted to resuscitate Boyland.
In previous footage released by the Epoch Times, Capitol Police Officer Lila Morris can be seen beating Rosanne Boyland’s unconscious body. Protesters soon dragged Boyland away while begging officers to save her life. When none of the tunnel officer stepped forward, protesters began CPR efforts themselves.
Morris was then honored at the Super Bowl a few weeks later.
“Once again, we are very appreciative of these people trying to save her, but come to the same conclusion as before,” Bret Boyland, Rosanne’s father, said in a statement to the Epoch Times.
“We were relieved to see they were actually trying to save her,” he added. “Before seeing any of these videos we just didn’t know they did anything and maybe just shoved her over in some corner and ignored her.”
“This video is more comfort to that initial uncertainty we had and helped answer that original question of what did they do after they dragged her inside.”