Officer tasered on Jan. 6: Many Metro, Capitol Police have 'given up' on probes

D.C. Metropolitan Police Officer Michael Fanone, who was beaten and shocked with a stun gun while defending the Capitol on Jan. 6, says many officers have lost hope of real results coming out of investigations into the riot. 

"I would love to move on," Fanone said during an appearance Thursday on CNN's "New Day." "I talk to officers all the time, many of them are just tired of the Jan. 6 narrative, for the simple fact that they don't see anything happening." 

Fanone, who returned to duty last month, said a lot of his fellow officers have "given up on the process." 

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"Until there's real accountability or every means of attaining accountability has been exhausted ... I will continue to bring attention to the events of Jan. 6 and how we got here," he said. 

Fanone, who earlier gave emotional testimony this summer before the inaugural hearing of the select House committee investigating the Capitol attack, had been asked to respond to comments on Wednesday from former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who had called for lawmakers to move on from the subject.

"What happened on Jan. 6 was wrong," Rice had said. "I don't know how much more strongly I can say that what happened on Jan. 6 was wrong. I also know that as a government and as a country, we’ve got to be concerned about the things that are making life hard for Americans and hard for American families." 

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She added that the American people "have other concerns we should be talking about."

On Tuesday night, the select panel voted unanimously to refer former Trump White House strategist Stephen Bannon to the Justice Department for criminal charges after he refused to provide documents to the committee or appear for a slated deposition. 

A full House vote on Bannon's contempt charges is expected on Thursday, and the decision will then be kicked to the Justice Department on whether to file charges against him.