D.C. Police Officer Daniel Hodges
A Connecticut male has actually been jailed on charges that he attacked a law enforcement officer, whom he pinned in between 2 doors, throughout the Jan. 6 riot by Trump advocates at the U.S. Capitol.
Patrick Edward McCaughey III, 23, of Ridgefield, consistently informed Capitol Police Officer Daniel Hodges “just go home” and “come on man, you are going to get squished” as he pinned Hodges in between a riot guard that McCaughey was holding and the doors, a criminal grievance stated.
As McCaughey did so, another rioter “began violently ripping off Officer Hodges’ gas mask, exposing Officer Hodges bloodied mouth,” stated the grievance submitted in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C.
“Don’t try and use that stick on me boy,” McCaughey snapped at Hodges, describing an authorities riot baton.
Hodges is seen on a YouTube video of the attack weeping out in discomfort as a stockpile of advocates of then-President Donald Trump pressed in versus him, including their weight to McCaughey’s.
McCaughey was spotted leaving the Capitol later on by security electronic cameras after striking other police officers with the riot guard, according to the grievance.
Patrick Edward McCaughey III as imagined in a Federal criminal grievance
Source: FBI Public Affairs Office
Hodges made it through the attack, however another Capitol law enforcement officer was beaten by other rioters somewhere else and passed away a day later on.
Hodges later on informed press reporters about his effort to keep back the mob: “If it wasn’t my job, I would have done that for free.”
“It was absolutely my pleasure to crush a white nationalist insurrection, and we’ll do it as many times as it takes,” Hodges stated.
McCaughey was jailed Tuesday night by FBI representatives in South Salem, New York, not far from his home town, after somebody telephoned in an idea about him.
He was because of appear in federal court in White Plains, New York, on Wednesday on charges of attacking, withstanding, or restraining particular officers or staff members; civil condition; getting in limited structure or premises; and violent entry or disorderly conduct.
McCaughey’s dad, likewise called Patrick, hung up on a CNBC press reporter when called for remark about his child’s arrest.
The video of the attack on Hodges went viral, as did other stunning pictures of Trump advocates rampaging around the Capitol in their stopped working effort to avoid Congress from officially validating the election of President Joe Biden. A joint session of Congress verified Biden’s win early the next early morning.
“The vicious attack on Officer Hodges was abhorrent and quintessentially un-American,” stated performing District of Columbia U.S. Attorney Michael Sherwin in a declaration.
“It is my pledge that anyone involved in violent attacks on law enforcement at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. McCaughey’s alleged actions were an assault on Officer Hodges, the Capitol, and the rule of law itself,” he stated.
Steven D’Antuono, assistant director in charge of the FBI Washington Field Office, stated, “Even after days of seeing so many shocking and horrific scenes from the siege on the U.S. Capitol, the savage beating of DC Metropolitan Police Officer Hodges stands out for the perpetrator’s blatant disregard for human life.”
“Patrick McCaughey’s actions were violent, barbaric, and completely out of control,” he included. “The FBI will relentlessly pursue individuals who took part in this activity and we will continue our unwavering commitment to ensure all those responsible for assaults on law enforcement officers are brought to justice.”
Biden was sworn into workplace Wednesday, hours after Trump left Washington without participating in the inauguration, an extremely uncommon breach of governmental rules.
The House of Representatives recently impeached Trump for prompting the mob with his speech outside the White House quickly prior to the attack on the Capitol. The Senate is anticipated to hold a trial to identify whether to found guilty Trump and, perhaps, to disallow him for life from federal workplace.