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Metropolitan Police Officer Michael Fannon is offensive, threatening voicemail during January 6 testimony

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Washington – Michael Fanon, a Metropolitan Police officer, received an obscene audio threatening message during this Tuesday test Before the House of Representatives Selection Committee to investigate January 6 attack on the US Capitol, where an anonymous caller said he wished the mob of rioters who encroached on the Capitol would “kill all the bastards.”

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In the nearly one-minute voicemail that Fanon provided to CBS News, and received just prior 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, the caller accused the officer of lying about violence against him and other officers who defended the Capitol and called him repeatedly. Anti-gay insults. Fannon’s voicemail was first reported by CNN.

“Do you want an Emmy? An Oscar? What are you trying to get here?” The male caller said. “You’re so packed of s**t, little f***tf***er. You’re too young, man.”

The caller said he could “slap you in the head with a backhand and kick you out” and recalled final summer’s protests against police brutality and racial injustice sparked by the killing of unarmed black men and women by law enforcement.

The man said, “You little bastard. You punk. You liar.” “What about all the artificial black scum for two years destroying and burning our cities and stealing all that ** from the shops and everything? What about that? And assaulting cops and killing people? That you don’t want to do.”

The caller continued, “That was in the damned Capitol. I wish they killed all the scum because you people are scum.” “They stole the election from Trump and you know it, you bastards. And you — it’s so unfortunate they didn’t beat you more. You’re part of and you’re a little daft. You’re daft.”

Fanon was one of four police officers — along with Capitol Police Sergeant Aquilino Gunnell, Capitol Police First Class Harry Dunn and Metropolitan Police Officer Daniel Hodges — who testified prior the House of Representatives. January 6 Selection Committee in that First hearing Tuesday. Minutes prior the caller left his message, Fanon delivered emotional opening remarks criticizing those who downplayed the assault in the weeks since January 6.

“What makes the struggle more firm and more painful is knowing so many of my fellow citizens, including so many people I risked my life to protect, downplaying or outright denying what happened,” he told the nine lawmakers. confront. “I feel like I went to hell and came back to protect them and the people in this room, but many now tell me that hell doesn’t exist – or that hell wasn’t actually that bad.”

“The indifference you show to my colleagues is shameful,” Fanon shrieked with his hand on the table.

Both officers gave emotional testimony about their experiences on January 6, in which they suffered physical and psychological injuries. Footage from Fanon’s body camera was shown during the hearing, and showed him and other officers trying to fend off the rioters as they attempted to storm the Capitol, and Fanon turned inside by his fellow officers following being wounded.

In the footage, an officer holding a fanon shouted, “We need a paramedic. We need EMTs now!” While another implored him to “stay there, my comrade.”

In May, Fanon wrote a letter Describing the emotional toll of the January 6 attack and She told CBS News final month that he was “tortured,” They were dragged into the crowd, electrocuted and beaten by a mob of supporters of previous President Donald Trump. He told the House Select Committee on Tuesday that he lost consciousness during the Capitol attack and suffered a mild heart attack and brain injury.

“Things like, ‘This was the year 1776,’ or that the police officers who fought and risked their lives – and some who gave their lives – were red coats and traitors,” Fanon told the committee. “To me, these individuals represent the worst that America has to offer.”


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