Former Boston Cop Charged With Assaulting Law Enforcement On Jan. 6

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A former Boston K-9 police officer was arrested Thursday for assaulting a law enforcement officer during the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot.

Joseph Fisher, 52, was taken into custody by the FBI and charged with a litany of offenses, including a felony charge of assaulting a law enforcement officer, for his alleged role in the violent attack on the nation’s Capitol.

A U.S. Capitol Police officer was chasing after a rioter who had used a “chemical irritant” on police when Fisher allegedly pushed a chair into the officer, according to the records.

After the officer was hit with the chair, “Fisher engaged in a physical assault against the Victim, which ended with Fisher on the ground and out of the camera frame,” the affidavit said.