Who is Michael Leon Brock? Mississippi man arrested for striking cops during Capitol riots

Body camera footage of Capitol riots revealed Leon Brock charged at officers and was holding a four-foot-long rod with which he allegedly struck them


                            Who is Michael Leon Brock? Mississippi man arrested for striking cops during Capitol riots
Michael Leon Brock was sentenced to eight months in prison for his role in the Capitol riots that took place on January 6 (US Department of Justice)

MISSISSIPPI: A number of insurrectionists are in the process of being brought to justice in the past couple of months. Michael Leon Brock of Mississippi is the latest one to have a sentence handed out to him for his role in the breach of Capitol on January 6. Brock was arrested on July 20 and is charged with a bevy of federal offenses. The case is being prosecuted by the US Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia and the Department of Justice National Security Division's Counterterrorism Section. 

Speaking of insurrectionists who have been handed out sentences for their role in the breach of the Capitol, Paul Hodgkins got eight months in prison followed by 24 months of supervised release on July 19. He had invaded the Senate chamber holding a Trump flag and wearing a Trump t-shirt, and a couple of days ago, he became the first felon to be sentenced for the insurrection. Gary Edwards, 68, from Pennsylvania was arrested after his wife bragged about his role in the Capitol riots on Facebook. Jennifer Ruth Parks from Kansas was held by the FBI after her daughter bragged about her role in the riots.  

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Who is Michael Leon Brock?

Michael Leon Brock from Walls, Mississippi is the second person to be handed out a sentence for the horrific events of January 6 at the Capitol. According to court documents, 54-year-old Brock was on the Upper West Terrace of the US Capitol around 4 pm on the day of the Capitol riots. Body camera footage revealed Brock charged at law enforcement officers and was holding what appeared to be a four-foot-long rod with which he allegedly repeatedly pushed and struck officers with the rod.

Brock is charged with federal offenses that include assaulting, resisting, or impeding certain officers and obstruction of law enforcement during civil disorder, among other charges. Brock made his initial appearance in the Northern District of Mississippi on July 21. In the six months since Jan 6, more than 535 individuals have been arrested in nearly all 50 states for crimes related to the breach of the US Capitol, including over 165 individuals charged with assaulting or impeding law enforcement. The investigation remains ongoing.

"The case is being investigated by the FBI’s Washington Field Office and FBI Jackson Field Office’s Southaven Resident Agency, who identified Brock as #319 in its seeking information photos, as well as the Metropolitan Police Department, with significant assistance provided by the U.S. Capitol Police Department, Southaven Police Department and Desoto County Sheriff’s Office," according to the release. 

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