In a statement, the Secret Service indicated that it had “previously released information that the agency had concluded that no agency staff had used tear gas or pepper spray during efforts to secure the area near Lafayette Park on Monday, June 1, based on available records and information At that time, and since then, the agency has learned that an agency employee used pepper spray (i.e. pepper spray) during this effort. ”
“The employee used uluricin or pepper spray in response to an assailant,”
the agency said in the statement.Earlier this month, a US Park Police spokesman said the administration had made a mistake in denying earlier that tear gas was used to purify peaceful protesters from a public park outside the White House on June 1.
The episode sparked national outrage, including within the area where Washington, DC, Mayor Morr Boozer, denounced what it described as an attack on protesters.