Michael Fanone, D.C. Officer Injured in Capitol Riot, Resigns From Police Force

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Michale Fanone, a Washington D.C officer who was injured during the Capitol riots, has resigned from the police force.

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It comes after he was beaten and electroshocked by rioters during the January 6th rampage…

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Keep scrolling for all the details…

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Now, the events from January 6th still haunt us to this day.

As a joint session of Congress convened to formally count the Electoral College votes and certify Joe Biden’s election win, lawmakers were forced to shelter in place and evacuate as pro-Trump rioters broke into the U.S Capitol Building.

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Scenes were truly shocking.

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Breaking windows, doors, and furniture along with chants of “stop the steal!”

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The rioters quickly went viral.

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And photos showing them looting objects, such as the lectern of U.S. Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, quickly started circulating online.

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Things went from bad to worse.

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And the world watched on, transfixed, as more and more rioters continued to spill into the Capitol and clash with police.

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Even Trump got involved.

The former president was repeatedly urged to appear on national television to order his supporters to stand down.

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He instead issued a series of half-hearted tweets…

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Where he reminded the rioters that the police and law enforcement was “on our side,” and to “remain peaceful.”

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Trump’s behavior resulted in him being banned from all social media platforms…

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And, as control was regained in the Capitol and the cleanup began. An impeachment investigation was launched into the former president for the role he played in the riots.

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Of course, the aftermath of the event has been nothing short of unbelievable…

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And, as the months have trickled by, more and more rioters have been named, shamed, and reprimanded for their actions. 

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Among them is Jacob Chansley, otherwise known as the “QAnon Shaman” who made himself the “epitome of the riot,” as per NBC News

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Pictured in an absurd get-up, complete with face paint and horns, thirty-four-year-old Chansley has been sentenced to prison for his actions.

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US District Judge Royce Lamberth sentenced Chansley to forty-one months behind bars…

During the sentencing, the judge said: “What you did was horrific, obstructing the functioning of the government. What you did was terrible. You made yourself the epitome of the riot.”

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Not only did Chansley cause a disturbance of peace, and leave a threatening letter at the scene, reading: “It’s Only A Matter of Time. Justice Is Coming!”

He also spread “false information and hateful rhetoric” on social media that encouraged people to join the riot.

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But, while rioters are beginning to face the consequences of their actions…

Police officers who were injured and traumatized by that day are still living with the affects of it.

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Michael Fanone is one of the Washington D.C officers who was beaten and injured by rioters on January 6th.

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Fanone was repeatedly beaten and electroshocked, causing him to suffer a heart attack as a result.

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Over recent months, Fanone has frequently spoken out and denounced those who participated in the riots.

He also spoke out against the lawmakers who have tried to minimize the seriousness of the riots.

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But now, almost a year on from the Capitol riots, Fanone has announced his resignation from the police force.

And people have a lot to say about his departure…

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Three months after returning to duty, Fanone submitted his resignation earlier this week, The Washington Post reports.

“Clearly there are some members of our department who feel their oath is to Donald Trump and not to the Constitution,” he told the outlet. “I no longer felt like I could trust my fellow officers and decided it was time to make a change.”

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As for his future plans?

Well, a CNN representative has confirmed to HuffPost that Fanone will join the outlet as an on-air contributor discussing law enforcement issues.

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