It's been very difficult seeing elected officials and other individuals kind of whitewash the events of that day or downplay what happened. — Michael Fanone, Washington, DC Metropolitan Police officer at Capitol Riot
It's been very difficult seeing elected officials and other individuals kind of whitewash the events of that day or downplay what happened. — Michael Fanone, Washington, DC Metropolitan Police officer at Capitol Riot
A DC police officer who was beaten and dragged at the Capitol riot says he got PTSD and slammed Republicans who downplayed the violence
  • An officer who policed the Capitol riot criticized politicians who "downplay" the event's violence.
  • Michael Fanone was beaten and stun-gunned at the riot, and suffered a heart attack.
  • He told CNN he had PTSD and said it was hard seeing officials "whitewash the events of that day."
A Washington, DC Metropolitan Police officer who was attacked at the Capitol riot has said he was left with post-traumatic stress disorder and slammed the politicians who "whitewash" the violence.

In an emotional interview to CNN's Don Lemon on Tuesday, Michael Fanone said: "I experienced the most brutal, savage hand-to-hand combat of my entire life, let alone my policing career, which spans almost two decades."

"This was nothing I had ever thought would be a part of my law-enforcement career."

Prosecutors say that Fanone was stun-gunned several times, dragged down the steps, and beaten with a flagpole during the insurrection, and that he suffered a heart attack.

... He described himself as a "pretty apolitical" person, but criticized some politicians who had been downplaying what happened: "It's been very difficult seeing elected officials and other individuals kind of whitewash the events of that day or downplay what happened."


He said: "Some of the terminology that was used, like 'hugs and kisses,' and 'very fine people,' is very different from what I experienced and what my coworkers experienced on the 6th."
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