Report: DC Cops Mock Former DC Officer Michael Fanone; Call Him a Great F—king Hero During Congressional Award Ceremony

Former D.C. Metropolitan police officer Michael Fanone reportedly claimed on Tuesday that members of his former department taunted him during a congressional award ceremony, calling him a “piece of s—t.”

According to NBC News reporter Ryan J. Reilly, Fanone, who has been extremely vocal about his harrowing experiences at the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, said members of the MPD’s Special Operations Division also “mockingly called me a great f—king hero while clapping.”

Fanone told Reilly the officers “called him a disgrace, said he was not a cop anymore, and said he didn’t belong at the ceremony.”  The heckling happened in the rotunda of the Capitol, Reilly tweeted.

The former narcotics officer allegedly told Washington Post reporter Peter Hermann that he “has been ostracized for being outspoken about the Capitol riot” by those who want to “play down the violence that day.”

Fanone told Hermann “I mean, at the end of the day, if those people are too ignorant to understand what I’ve been advocating for these past two years and the fact I had a lot to do with us being here today, then f—them.”

According to Hermann, Fanone said he doesn’t bring his family to Capitol Hill events because “I don’t want them to be subjected to what I am subjected to when I appear with members of my own department, a department I have advocated for at great personal cost.”

Since the Capitol Hill riot, the former narcotics officer has been hailed as an American hero in the corporate media, but less than ten years ago his on-the-job antics would have earned him derision and scorn.

As American Greatness’ own Julie Kelly exclusively reported in October, less than ten years ago he was accused of a racist assault against a black attorney.

In a 2014 lawsuit, Michael A. Maddox accused Fanone and his partner of using “their personal prejudices, biases, stereotypes, generalizations, and profiles” as justification for conducting an aggressive and illegal search of his person. The city ended up paying Maddox $175,000 in damages.

During the award ceremony, congressional leaders bestowed their highest honor—the Congressional Gold Medal—to the members of the United States Capitol Police who defended the U.S. Capitol during the two hour riot.

“Thank you for having our backs. Thank you for saving our country. Thank you for being not just our friends but our heroes,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said.

In an awkward moment, the family of US Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, who died of of a stroke one day after responding to the riot,  refused to shake hands with House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy or Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell when they accepted the medal.

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About Debra Heine

Debra Heine is a conservative Catholic mom of six and longtime political pundit. She has written for several conservative news websites over the years, including Breitbart and PJ Media.

Photo: UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 6: Rep. Jim Costa, D-Calif., right, and Michael Fanone, a former D.C. Metropolitan Police officer, attend a ceremony to award the Congressional Gold Medal to the United States Capitol Police, the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police and the heroes of January 6th, in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda on Tuesday, December 6, 2022. (Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)