Connecticut capitol rioter found guilty of assaulting police officer on Jan. 6
Patrick McCaughey III was found guilty of assaulting an officer with a dangerous weapon and obstructing an official proceeding during the Jan. 6 capitol riots.
McCaughey joined a mob attempting to break into the U.S. Capitol building through an entrance on the lower west end, according to a district court judge.
Video footage on YouTube shows that during the scuffle, a DC police officer became pinned in a door frame by a clear police riot shield that was in McCaughey’s possession.
McCaughey was charged with assaulting an officer with a dangerous weapon and obstructing an official proceeding.
His attorney argued that the shield did not constitute as a dangerous weapon and was not used to cause serious injury or death.
McCaughey was found guilty for a total of nine offenses. He will be sentenced in January, but his attorney said they plan to appeal the ruling.