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Patrick McCaughey IIILast Updated: January 4, 2022


Ridgefield, Connecticut

Insurrection Related Information

  • Present at Capitol on 1/6

Litigation Details

  • Arrested in South Salem, New York
  • Status conference on Sep 20, 2021

Executive Summary

Patrick Edward McCaughey III was charged with assaulting, resisting, or impeding certain officers or employees; civil disorder; entering restricted building or grounds; and violent entry or disorderly conduct.

**“The vicious attack on Officer Hodges was abhorrent and quintessentially un-American,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Michael R. Sherwin. **

In the front line of rioters, an individual, who has subsequently been identified as McCaughey can be seen using a clear police riot shield to physically push against the left side of an officer’s body.
The officer was pinned between the clear police riot shield being held by McCaughey and the lower west terrace door. The officer appeared to be loudly crying out in pain. As the officer was being pinned to the door by McCaughey, a separate rioter was violently ripping off the officer’s gas mask, exposing the officer’s bloodied mouth.

As McCaughey was using the riot shield to push against the officer, numerous other rioters behind and around McCaughey appeared to add to the weight against the officer.

Litigation Details

DOJ Case Number:



Assaulting, Resisting or Impeding Certain Officers or Employees Civil Disorder Restricted Building or Grounds Violent Entry or Disorderly Conduct

Timeline of Litigation

  • Arrested

    South Salem, New York | January 19, 2021
  • Charged

    January 29, 2021 "Indicted 1/29."
  • Charged

    March 3, 2021 "Superseding indictment issued 3/3."
  • Charged

    April 16, 2021 "Second superseding indictment issued 4/16."
  • Status Conference

    September 20, 2021 "Status conference set for 9/20 at 2 pm."

Press Coverage

  • Connecticut Man Charged with Assaulting an Officer During U.S. Capitol Breach

    Published on January 20, 2021 Read at US DOJ

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