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Trump supporters clash with police and security forces on their way to storming the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Photo: Joseph Prezioso/AFP via Getty Images

Video footage shows that rioters committed more than 1,000 assaults against police officers during the U.S. Capitol insurrection, according to a court filing by prosecutors Wednesday.

Why it matters: The statistic highlights the level of violence police faced trying to defend the Capitol and lawmakers who were inside the building certifying the Electoral College vote for President Biden on Jan. 6.

  • The revelation in a status update in the case of Couy Griffin, one of over 600 people charged over the Capitol violence, underscores that authorities are still searching for "dozens, if not hundreds, of suspects," notes Politico, which first obtained the court filing.

What they're saying: "Based on a review of the body-worn-camera footage conducted by our Office, the footage displays approximately 1,000 events that may be characterized as assaults on federal officers," said federal prosecutor Emily Miller, of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington, D.C., in the filing.

  • Miller noted that prosecutors expected to upload in the next four weeks 7,000 hours of footage that the Capitol Police provided the FBI, having determined that "an additional 7,000 hours of footage is not relevant to this case."

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Oct 18, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Ex-Defense Secretary Gates: U.S. "seems to be coming unhinged"

Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates being interviewed on CBS' "60 Minutes" for Sunday's show. Photo: CBS

"Extreme polarization" in the U.S. is the "greatest threat" to the country's democracy, former Defense Secretary Robert Gates told CBS' "60 Minutes" in an interview broadcast Sunday.

Why it matters: The Republican, who served eight presidents, including stints as CIA director, and later as defense secretary for Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, added that the "greatest threat is found within the two square miles that encompass the White House and the Capitol Building."

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"I assume full responsibility," Duterte says of drug war

Rodrigo Duterte in 2017. Photo: Linus Escandor II/AFP via Getty Images

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said Thursday that he assumes full responsibility for a violent war on drugs that has killed thousands of people, Reuters reported.

Why it matters: Last month the International Criminal Court (ICC) formally authorized an investigation into alleged crimes against humanity during Duterte's war on drugs.

CDC approves boosters for Moderna and J&J and mix-and-match

Boxes containing vials of the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine. Photo: Jon Cherry/Getty Images

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's independent advisory panel voted unanimously to recommend booster doses of Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccine for certain populations and allow people to mix-and-match doses.

The big picture: The agency aligns with the Food and Drug Administration authorization Wednesday night which said people could switch to whichever vaccine they wanted for their booster shot.