Capitol Police officer charged with obstruction in January 6 Capitol riot

  

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Via:  sister-mary-agnes-ample-bottom  •  2 months ago  •  6 comments

By:   Robert Legare (MSN)

Capitol Police officer charged with obstruction in January 6 Capitol riot
Michael Angelo Riley is the first out of over 600 people charged in the attacks who is a Capitol Police officer.

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Washington — A Capitol Police officer has been arrested and charged with obstructing the investigation into the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, the building he had sworn an oath to protect.According to a grand jury indictment unsealed

Friday, Michael Angelo Riley, a 25-year veteran of the force and K-9 unit officer, initiated contact with an individual he didn't know on Facebook on January 7, a day after the assault on the Capitol.

The unnamed Facebook user had allegedly posted photos, videos, and "other commentary" on Facebook that revealed he had been present inside the Capitol during the insurrection.

"Hey," Riley allegedly wrote to the individual, "I'm a capitol police officer who agrees with your political stance. Take down the part about being in the building they are currently investigating and everyone who was in the building is going to charged. Just looking out!"

Riley and the unidentified rioter then exchanged messages over multiple days, court documents reveal, including exchanges about what charges prosecutors might bring against this person and and others accused of taking part in the melee.

"They're arresting dozens of people a day," Riley told his Facebook friend in one exchange, "Its behind you now...lesson learned! Just ask your attorney whats next," he recommended in another.

Riley, who wasn't among the officers inside the Capitol during the attack, also had a 23-minute-long phone conversation with the rioter.

On July 21, 2021, Riley is said to have written to the unidentified individual, attempting to distance himself from the rioter's alleged actions after he had purportedly discussed the case with a friend.

"I tried to defend you," Riley wrote, "but then he showed me a video of you in the Capitol smoking weed and acting like a moron. I have to say, i was shocked and dumfounded...I will no longer be conversing with you."

The indicted officer then deleted his messages with the unidentified rioter and stopped all communications.

"Obstruction of Justice is a very serious allegation. The Department was notified about this investigation several weeks ago. Upon his arrest, the officer was placed on administrative leave pending the completion of the case," said Chief Tom Manger, U.S. Capitol Police, "The USCP's Office of Professional Responsibility will then open an administrative investigation."

Riley appeared in court Friday afternoon with his attorney and has been released under certain conditions pending trial.

Nikole Killion contributed to this report.


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Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
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1  seeder  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom    2 months ago

"I tried to defend you," Riley wrote, "but then he showed me a video of you in the Capitol smoking weed and acting like a moron. I have to say, i was shocked and dumfounded...I will no longer be conversing with you."

The indicted officer then deleted his messages with the unidentified rioter and stopped all communications.

Translation:  Fool found out he was being investigated and made what he thought would be an ass-covering Hail Mary on his buddy's Facebook page.  Sorry, Jethro.  Too little too late.   

 
 
 
devangelical
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1.1  devangelical  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @1    2 months ago

trumpsters need to be eradicated from every public service sector.

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
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1.1.1  seeder  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  devangelical @1.1    2 months ago
trumpsters need to be eradicated from every public service sector.

It wouldn't hurt my feelings one bit.

 
 
 
Kavika
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2  Kavika     2 months ago

Well DUH, this is one dumb cop.

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
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2.1  seeder  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  Kavika @2    2 months ago
Well DUH, this is one dumb cop.

IKR? 

I'm curious to know if this guy visited any of his fellow officers in the hospital, or went to the funeral of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick.  I also wonder what his thoughts were regarding the suicide of Capitol Police Officer Howard Liebengood 3 days later.

Riley's pudgy, soft and saggy behind was well aware of the damage done to life, limb and property on Jan. 6, and yet on the 7th, he is more concerned with schooling a complete (not to mention complicit) stranger on the finer points of evidence tampering and arrest avoidance. 

 

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
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2.2  sandy-2021492  replied to  Kavika @2    2 months ago

And one dirty cop.  He betrayed his brothers and sisters who were putting their lives on the line.

 
 
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