Court documents show criminal complaint for Shelby Co. man in U.S. Capitol riot

Court documents show criminal complaint for Shelby Co. man in U.S. Capitol riot
U.S. District Court evidence (Source: U.S. District Court for D.C.)

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WBRC) - Court documents filed in Alabama show a Shelby County man has an affidavit in support of a criminal complaint and an arrest warrant in the January 6, 2021 U.S. Capitol riot.

An affidavit lays out the government’s argument that there is enough probable cause to charge Phillip Andrew Bromley with Unlawful Entry of a Restricted Building and Disorderly Conduct on Capitol Grounds.

Prosecutors said Bromley was in the Capitol on or around the time Ashli Babitt was shot during the breach of the Capitol. Prosecutors refer to a narrative in a video posted on a ProPublica website entitled “What Parler Saw During the Attack in the Capitol.”

In the video investigators said Bromley said he ”breached the right side,” and “came to two large glass doors.” Bromley said he was then talking with SWAT officers and reminding them “of their oath” when he said a woman was “shot in her neck.”

Investigators said Bromley later states, “they shot her and she is dead.” He concludes by stating, “my name is Phillip Bromley.”

Prosecutors said they matched pictures from video of Bromley at the Capitol to his ALEA photograph on his driver’s license.

Bromley is out on a $5,000 bond.

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