Former Boston officer indicted in Jan. 6 assault on Capitol cop


Former Boston police officer Joseph Robert Fisher pleaded not responsible Wednesday to eight legal fees, together with assaulting a Capitol police officer.

On this picture from US Capitol Police video, Joseph Robert Fisher seems contained in the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. The previous Boston police officer was arrested March 30 on fees that he assaulted a police officer after storming the Capitol with a mob of President Donald Trump supporters.

A former Boston police officer was indicted on federal fees final week for allegedly assaulting an officer in the course of the lethal Jan. 6, 2021, rebel on the U.S. Capitol, The Boston Globe reported.

Plymouth resident Joseph Robert Fisher, 52, was indicted Sept. 6 on eight legal counts, together with assaulting, resisting, or impeding sure officers and interesting in bodily violence in a restricted constructing or grounds. Fisher pleaded not responsible Wednesday throughout a distant arraignment in a federal courtroom in Washington D.C., in accordance with the newspaper.

Fisher reportedly attended the Jan. 6, 2021, rally on the Nationwide Mall in assist of former President Donald Trump. FBI officers arrested Fisher at his Plymouth house on March 30 after surveillance footage surfaced that allegedly confirmed Fisher getting into the U.S. Capitol at 2:24 p.m. following Trump’s speech encouraging his supporters to battle the certification of President Joe Biden, in accordance with officers. He was launched on private recognizance shortly after his arrest.

A federal affidavit mentioned surveillance footage captured a person — later recognized as Fisher — sporting a beanie with the logos of a number of Boston sports activities groups. The video allegedly exhibits Fisher pushing a chair right into a Capitol officer as he chased one other rioter who had pepper sprayed a gaggle of officers. Fisher then allegedly “engaged in a bodily assault in opposition to the sufferer, which ended with Fisher on the bottom and out of the digital camera body.”

In response to the Globe report, Fisher labored for the Boston Police Division from December 1994 till his retirement in December 2016. Throughout his ultimate 12 months with the drive, Fisher was assigned to the “Medically Incapacitated Part” and his ultimate energetic task got here as a member of the division’s Ok-9 unit.