Police Officer In Capitol on Jan 6
McCaughey Detained in SDNY YouTube Cited
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Jan 20 – Patrick Edward
McCaughey III was
arrested on January 20 in
South Salem, New York in the
U.S. Capitol January 6 case.
He appeared for a
detention hearing past 4 pm
before U.S. District Court for
the Southern District of New
York Magistrate Judge Andrew
E. Krause and was ordered
detained citing a video of him
crushing Metropolitan Police
Department officer Daniel
Hodges. Inner City Press live
tweeted it here:
Detention hearing of Patrick Edward
McCaughey III for beating of D.C. Metropolitan
Police Officer Hodges.
McCaughey: I'm 23 years old. I completed high
school. [He's a dual German citizen, but did
not ask for the German consulate to be
informed of his arrest]
McCaughey has asked to talk with his lawyer.
OK, McCaughey is back from conferring with his
(publicly paid) lawyer. Magistrate Judge
Krause: Where was he arrested?
AUSA: South Salem, New York.
Judge Krause: You are charged with
assaulting and impeding a law enforcement
official [and other charges]. You are charged
under Section 1752, you remained in restricted
area and impeded government business. And 40 -
5104(e)(2), willful threats in Capitol
McCaughey's lawyer: I went over the
charges with him. He concedes identity. And I
haven't discussed Rule 20 with the government,
so I believe that is moot.
AUSA: On Jan 6, this man struck at the heart
of US democracy as part of a mob trying to
overturn an election
AUSA: I circulated a YouTube video, which has
gotten wide spread coverage in the Press.
Judge Krause: The one referenced in the
complaint? AUSA: Yes.
AUSA: The video shows the danger he poses. It
depicts him assaulting Metropolitan Police
Officer Hedges. The defendant crushes Officer
Daniel Hodges against the door of the
AUSA: While a new Administration has been
sworn in, the risk posed by this defendant and
the 100s or 1000s of other rioters is not
over. Whatever was in their heart is still
Judge Krause: Can I hear from the defense?
McCaughey's lawyer: We offer bond of $150,000,
two co-signers, home confinement and location
monitoring. He was trying to get other
officers to let Officer Hodges through. It was
another rioter who ripped off gas mask
McCaughey's lawyer: He made honor roll in high
school. He played football. He won foreign
language awards, in German... He joined his
dad in residential construction businesses. He
is well versed in the trades.
McCaughey's lawyer: He was arrested at his
father's second home in South Salem. He was in
quarantine after going to DC. He has a
grandmother in New Canaan.
AUSA: Look at the video Judge Krause: I don't
think I'll attribute the conduct of others to
McCaughey himself: Can I consult with my
lawyer at this time? Judge Krause: Not just
yet. Let the AUSA finish. McCaughey: Sorry
Your Honor, my apologies. AUSA: I see no
indication in the video that he castigated the
other man for pulling the officer's mask off
AUSA: McCaughey faces at least 5 years
in prison. He might run away. My colleague in
DC tells me that we did not in fact seize his
phone, I'm sorry I told you that. Judge
Krause: Para 31 of the affidavit says someone
said, This guy is hurt... Let him through.
McCaughey's lawyer: He traveled to Germany in
2012 on a school trip. Judge Krause: Mr.
McCaughey, would you still like to speak with
your lawyer? McCaughey: Yes sir.
McCaughey and lawyer are back.
Judge Krause: I'm ready to rule. I find
that the government has met its burden on
danger to the community and he will be
detained on that basis. The government has not
met its burden on flight risk. But he will be
Judge Krause: The video is disturbing.
What we see from this defendant is, he pinned
Officer Hodges to the door. Yes, it was only
two minutes. But they demonstrate he is a
danger. What I saw is sufficient to outweigh
the other arguments.
Judge Krause: I will order the removal of Mr
McCaughey to the DC District. We're adjourned.
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