Unicorn Riot | March 18, 2022
Denver, CO – Today a federal jury returned a Not Guilty verdict in the assault case brought against anarchist political prisoner Eric King by the federal government.
The assault charge against King stems from an August 2018 incident where he physically defended himself after Lieutenant Correctional Officer Donald Wilcox took him into a closet out of view of security cameras and punched him in the face twice as part of a so-called “attitude adjustment.”
After the incident, King was placed into a four-point restraint for over seven hours. Four days later, King was transferred to United States Penitentiary (USP) Leavenworth in Kansas.
After hearing the verdict, King’s legal team at the Civil Liberties Defense Center (CLDC) wrote a statement saying they are “overjoyed.”