In a statement, the Secret Service noted that in the past it had published information stating that the agency had concluded that no agency staff had used tear gas or cappuccino sprays during its efforts to secure the area near Lafayette Park on Monday. June, based on the available files and information. Then. Since then, the agency has learned that an agency employee used a capsule spray (i.e. pepper spray) during this effort. “
“The employee used pepper spray or pepper spray in response to an aggressive person,” the agency said in a statement.
The incident sparked a national outcry, including in the area where Washington, Mayor Muriel Bowser, denounced what he described as an attack on protesters.