Michael Fanone, Capitol Riot

Michael Fanone, 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

Prosecutors say Michael Fanone was stun-gunned several times and beaten with a flagpole, and also suffered a heart attack at the insurrection.

4/28/2021 6:12:00 PM

“It’s been very difficult seeing elected officials and other individuals kind of whitewash the events of that day or downplay what happened,” D.C. police officer Michael Fanone told CNN’s Don Lemon

Prosecutors say Michael Fanone was stun-gunned several times and beaten with a flagpole, and also suffered a heart attack at the insurrection.

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