NEW: Members of the Metropolitan Police Department's Special Operations Division heckled former Officer Mike Fanone at the Congressional Gold Medal ceremony, Fanone tells me.

“They called me a piece of shit and mockingly called me a great fucking hero while clapping," he said.
Fanone says they called him a disgrace, said he was not a cop anymore, and said he didn't belong at the ceremony. It happened in the rotunda, he said.

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You can see the moment in @FordFischer's video here. He appears to sort of blindly shoot around the corner, and now I bet he's feeling very lucky that it does not appear his spray actually connected with a cop.
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