FBI: Rioter Stole Cop’s Badge, Buried It In His Backyard

The Hill reports:

A person charged in connection with the Capitol riot is being accused of assaulting a Washington, D.C., police officer and taking his badge back to his home in New York, where he allegedly buried it in his backyard.

Thomas Sibick is accused of grabbing officer Michael Fanone’s badge and radio as the officer was pulled into a crowd of rioters who beat and tased him, leaving him unconscious and in the hospital.

Sibick claimed that when he attempted to pull the officer away, he accidentally ripped the badge off and that he grabbed his radio only so he could press the “emergency orange button” to get the officer help, the court filing states.

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