A Michigan man accused of striking police with a hockey stick at the U.S. Capitol riot was defending other protesters who were being crushed by officers, his lawyer said.
Michael Foy, 29, of Wixom is asking a judge in Washington to release him on bond. He’s been in custody since mid-January.
Prosecutors said Foy, a former Marine, was one of the most violent protesters at the Capitol on Jan. 6, striking police at least 10 times. But his attorney offered a different version of what happened, claiming Foy saw a woman being trampled and took action.