Former police officer Michael Fanone was seen being heckled by protesters outside the court hearing on Thursday January 6.
In a video shared on social media by ABC News reporter Will Steakin, the former police officer is seen surrounded by protesters who film themselves accosting him.
Video shows protesters following Mr. Fanone as he leaves the Capitol building after the committee’s final hearing on Jan. 6.
The former District of Columbia police officer who suffered a heart attack after being beaten and attacked with a stun gun during the Jan. 6 uprising was attending Thursday’s committee hearing.
“Why were you there on January 6 when you weren’t even on duty?” a woman is seen asking Mr. Fanone as he walks away.
She continues to follow him with a few others, while asking him: “Are you a real policeman?
She can also be seen asking him how he feels about having to spend years in prison “for fixing his lies.”
Mr Fanone can then be seen backing towards the building without responding as a man appears to be hit in the ensuing scuffle by a counter-protester holding a flagpole with a sign displaying an image of Donald Trump and reading: ” Rebellion “.
The man hit by the flag pole falls down the curb and can be heard shouting loudly as Mr Fanone walks back in their direction with some security guards.
“He just hit me with his pole,” the Trump supporter can be heard saying, lying on the sidewalk.
Mr. Fanone was one of several Metropolitan Police officers who responded to calls for help from the United States Capitol police as a crowd of supporters of the former president stormed the building in hopes of preventing Congress from certifying Joe Biden’s 2020 election victory.
Earlier Thursday, he spoke at a sentencing hearing for riot defendant Lucas Denney, founder of the Patriot Boys of North Texas.
“During this attack at the gate, I was dragged past the police cordon, pulled into the crowd, and severely beaten and shocked with a stun gun,” he said in his impact statement. the victim by NBC News.
“The attackers tried to remove my pistol from my utility belt; however, they failed. I was eventually dragged to the police cordon by demonstrators who intervened on my behalf. It is probable that without the intervention of these demonstrators, I would have lost my life.