A video by Status Coup shows a mob of violent pro-Trump fanatics crushing an officer’s head between doors and ripping at his face mask.
The officer was left bloodied and screaming for help as the rioters chanted “heave ho!” and continued to try and push their way through the entry.
The officer “was injured but not life-threatening,” former Philadelphia Police Department Commissioner Charles Ramsey, said after speaking to MPD Chief Conte, according to CNN. “He’ll be out for a while. The officer is obviously very sore.”
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A Metropolitan police officer who faced rioters on the Capitol on Wednesday “was injured” but his injuries are not life-threatening, according to former Philadelphia Police Department Commissioner Charles Ramsey.
“He’ll be out for a while. The officer is obviously very sore,” Ramsey, who said he had spoken with Metropolitan Police Department Chief Robert Contee to get an update on the officer, told CNN.
Video from the riots on Wednesday shows a crazed pro-Trump mob barking as they crushed the head of a law enforcement officer between doors at the US Capitol.
The rioters pulled on the officer’s gas mask, push him, and hit him in the face.
The video was filmed by Jon Farina for the outlet Status Coup.
Ramsey noted on CNN that Metropolitan Police were not assigned to protect the door seen in the video.
“That particular platoon came after the riot started,” Ramsey. “They did a tremendous job. They never breached that door”