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Michael Joseph Foy

Media footage shows Foy outside of the Capitol with a crowd attempting to enter through an archway. During this time, eyewitnesses state members of the crowd were subjected to police brutality and unable to remove themselves due to the pressing of bodies in the crowd.

While the government accused Foy of resisting and assaulting officers with a hockey stick, it’s possible he acted in self-defense or was protecting others..

Foy’s defense asked for additional footage from officers’ body-worn cameras so the court could have a clearer picture. Before his release, he only received footage from two officers, though there were nearly a dozen around Foy that day. He still awaits access to information about the charges against him.

Please keep in mind that in the United States, every citizen charged with a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty.


Civil Disorder (1) Obstruction of an Official Proceeding (2) Assaulting, Resisting, or Impeding Certain Officers Using a Dangerous Weapon (3) Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds with a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon (4) Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds (5) Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds (6) Act of Physical Violence in the Capitol Grounds or Buildings (7)

Case Status

Arrested 1/21/21. Indicted 2/10. Arraigned 3/15/21 where he pleaded not guilty to all counts. During a status conference held 6/30/21, Judge Chutkan granted a motion for release. Entered another plea of not guilty to all counts on 1/5/22. Stipulated Trial reset for 6/22/2023 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom 9- In Person before Judge Tanya S. Chutkan.

USA Attorney

Emory Vaughan Cole
Emory Vaughan Cole US ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 555 Fourth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20530 202 252 7692-FAX 202 616 [email protected] LEAD ATTORNEY-ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED-Designation: US Assistant Attorney

Michael Joseph Foy's Mailing Address

Michael Foy was ordered released from prison. On 10/22, the judge ordered a stepdown from Home Incarceration to Home Detention. He is allowed to leave home only to attend Sunday religious services and pre-scheduled job interviews.

Please note: Prisoner mail is reviewed by guards. Please keep messages of encouragement to a general and/or religious nature. For example, do not mention the events of Jan. 6th or other current events under criminal investigation.

Information on Writing/Encouragement

Birthday is 1/24. He lost his home and job as a mechanic due to the incarceration.

Case Documents

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