Shelby Co. man pleads guilty to disorderly conduct in US Capitol riot
WASHINGTON, D.C. (WBRC) - UPDATE: During a plea hearing, Phillip Bromley pled guilty to one count of disorderly conduct on capitol grounds.
Bromley admitted that he entered restricted area of capitol grounds on Jan. 6. He also admitted that he helped another individual break into the capitol building.
Bromley will be sentenced March 2 at 1 p.m.
The judge said maximum sentence is one year. Bromley could face a fine of up to $100K and could also get supervised release up to one year.
Bromley will continue complying with conditions of release until then.
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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