Capitol Police officer Eugene Goodman testified in courtroom on Monday in a trial of a Delaware man accused of storming the U.S. Capitol with a Accomplice flag on Jan. 6, 2021.
Kevin Seefried and his son, Hunter, are charged with obstruction of an official continuing and disorderly conduct over their participation within the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol. They had been amongst a gaggle of rioters who first broke into the constructing and charged up a set of stairs close to the Senate entrance, resisting Goodman’s orders to cease advancing.
Seefried “used the bottom of a flag pole in jabbing movement to create area between him and I,” Goodman mentioned Monday, in line with Lawfare editor Roger Parloff. The defendant was offended and demanded to know the place members of Congress had been hiding, the officer added.
Goodman’s fast pondering was credited with main the lads away from the doorways to the chamber, which held practically each U.S. senator. The unimaginable second was captured on video by a HuffPost reporter. The officer later was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal
Each Seefried and his son have pleaded not responsible. They’ve waived their proper to jury trial and U.S. District Decide Trevor McFadden will as a substitute strive their case.
The Home choose committee investigating the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol has begun holding its first public hearings, with extra testimony from former Trump administration officers anticipated this week.
Caroline Edwards, the primary U.S. Capitol Police officer injured within the assault, described the “carnage,” “chaos” and “absolute battle zone” exterior the constructing throughout the committee’s first prime-time hearing last week.
″[Officers] had been bleeding, they had been throwing up. … I noticed buddies with blood throughout their faces, I used to be slipping in folks’s blood,” Edwards mentioned of her encounter with the pro-Trump mob seeking to overturn the outcomes of the 2020 presidential election by disrupting Congress.