Sentenced 1) Mike Angelo Riley AKA Michael Riley, District of Columbia, US Capitol Police officer, quit and now runs a sport fishing business in Virginia. Arrested & charged with two felony counts of obstruction: one for telling Capitol rioter Jacob Hiles to take down Facebook posts of him in the building on Jan. 6 and another for deleting his own Facebook communications with Hiles. Pleaded not guilty. Riley is released on conditions: - no firearms in possession/home - any travel requires notification/no int'l travel without court approval - weekly check-ins - no contact with certain people the govt will specify. Arraignment set for Oct. 26. US District Judge Amy Berman Jackson presiding. https://t.co/QiowusvNjm?amp=1 Indicted on 2 counts. https://www.justice.gov/usao-dc/press-release/file/1442531/download Pleaded not guilty. Returns to court Nov. 29. He's resigned from force. Spurns Plea Offer. Trial starting Oct 18 after Jury seated.
Sentenced to 120 days of home incarceration and two years of probation for a felony conviction tied to Facebook messages with a rioter who was in the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
UGH!!! Judge Amy Berman Jackson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia decided against a prison sentence for Michael A. Riley, a 25-year veteran of the Capitol Police, at a sentencing hearing that lasted more than an hour.
2) “at approximately 12:45 p.m., Officer Riley was the first responding officer to the pipe bomb incidents located near the U.S. Capitol and communicated his initial observations on United States Capitol Police (“USCP”) radio. He is an essential witness to the investigation of those events and any subsequent prosecution of the perpetrator(s).” https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.dcd.236549/gov.uscourts.dcd.236549.36.1.pdf
3) On Jan 7, Riley sent Hiles a Facebook message saying he was a Capitol Police officer and “agrees with your political stance,” and told him to delete references to being inside the Capitol and on Jan 13 advised he get off all social media. https://t.co/wwnaNN6VOP
4) Mike Riley opened a GoFundMe in his name for 100k, because he was going through hardships? He is an insurrectionist who betrayed his fellow officers over a freaking Fecesbook “friend.” The people (Like me) who knew that 140 officers were injured that day and people DIED made sure that fraud was quickly removed…https://www.gofundme.com/f/lets-help-mikes-family-in-this-trying-time
5) Mike Riley three attorneys are former federal prosecutors – at least two with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, which is prosecuting all of the January 6 cases https://www.wusa9.com/article/news/national/capitol-riots/capitol-officer-michael-angelo-riley-accused-of-warning-rioter-to-delete-evidence-hires-three-former-federal-prosecutors-to-represent-him/65-e4e9aaa9-6c1c-459b-802e-06c8ca880493
Here is the traitorous MAGAt police officer
After the Capitol attack, he messaged Jan. 6 rioter Jacob Hiles, a boat captain he knew from Facebook, telling Hiles he was "a capitol police officer who agrees with your political stance" and saying Hiles should “Take down the part about being in the building they are correctly investigating and everyone who was in the building is going to be charged. Just looking out!”
Daily Kos found this whiny wimp excuse that obviously got to the judge...FFS...
The judge should have given him 3 years just for saying in her court that he didn't think he was breaking the law!