A New Jersey Trump supporter, who is in jail awaiting trial after being accused of assaulting multiple police officers during the Jan 6 attack on the US Capitol, has filed a lawsuit demanding that he be released from pretrial detention because of poor living conditions.
According To Law And Crime, 36-year-old Christopher Joseph Quaglin “filed a petition for a writ of habeas corpus on Tuesday, accusing U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland and jail superintendent Ted Hull of treating Quaglin with “malicious indifference” toward his medical condition while he has been held in pretrial detention at the Northern Neck Regional Jail (NNRJ) in Virginia.”
In his lawsuit, Quaglin claims to have a serious underlying medical condition and alleges that he has been treated with deliberate indifference, which has caused him to suffer irreparable harm.” He also cited “disgusting unsanitary living conditions,” including the presence of “black mold, rats, roaches” and being “forced to drink brown and/or black looking water.”
He also complained about being transferred to six different facilities since his arrest in April of 2021, claiming that “the intensity and duration of his mistreatment grows worse with each transfer.”
“Respondents have also moved Petitioner six times over the course of the past year and have failed six times to feed Petitioner correctly,” the filing adds, noting that Quaglin has lost almost 40 pounds. “This is not negligence, nor is it a mistake, it is purposeful and deliberate torture.”
As noted by Law And Crime, “Quaglin is named in a nine-defendant complaint that details several alleged assaults against police officers trying to hold back the violent mob at the Capitol on Jan. 6. He is believed to have been part of the crowd that attacked Metropolitan Police Officer Daniel Hodges, who was memorably seen on video trapped between the crowd and a set of doors to the building.”
Read Quaglin’s lawsuit below via Law And Crime.