Through the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol, former D.C. Metropolitan Police Officer Michael Fanone told rioters that he had children within the hope that they might stop beating and electroshocking him.
“There was a degree where, , I remember yelling out to the group that I had kids and that is while I used to be being beaten and struck with a taser,” Fanone told “The Each day Show” host Trevor Noah during an interview about his recent book, Hold The Line. “And I did, I believe get through to possibly a handful of the individuals there and so they did attempt to, , offer some level of assistance to me.”
Fanone said that at one point, some rioters were actually fighting with others in an effort to forestall them from continuing their assault on him.
“But, , for essentially the most part, I believe they only felt like I used to be an obstacle, and so they were gonna get through me and any of the opposite officers that were there attempting to protect the constructing and protect ourselves to perform their goal, which was overturning a free and fair election,” he said.
Fanone suffered a heart attack after he was repeatedly assaulted that day. He resigned from the police force later that yr and have become a loud voice fighting for justice concerning the riot. He’s now an on-air contributor to CNN.
Watch the remainder of his interview below: