National Guard Officer Says Excessive Force Used to Clear Lafayette Square in D.C.

Acting Park Police chief says law-enforcement officers acted in line with policies and procedures

2020欧洲杯APPWASHINGTON—A National Guard officer testified that federal law-enforcement officers used tear gas to clear a largely peaceful crowd from Lafayette Square in June, contradicting accounts from law-enforcement officials about the nature of the protest in the park.

Maj. Adam DeMarco, who was serving at the time as a liaison between federal law enforcement and the Washington D.C. National Guard, told the Democrat-led House Natural Resources Committee on Tuesday that the events he witnessed after law-enforcement officials ordered...

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