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For Crushing Police Officer In Capitol on Jan 6 McCaughey Detained in SDNY YouTube Cited

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SDNY COURTHOUSE, 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 Capitol. 

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 there.

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 Mr. McCaughey

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 detained.

 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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