September 28, 2022

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Capital riots 2021: Ex-police officer jailed for ten years

Status: 09/02/2022 00:44

On January 6, 2021, a New Yorker attacked a police officer in front of the Capitol with a flagpole. The judge sentenced him to ten years in prison. The accused was a police officer in New York for 20 years.

A former police officer has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. He was involved in an attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021, attacking a police officer with a metal flagpole and then attempting to rip a gas mask from his face. The altercation was caught on a Washington police officer’s body-worn camera.

It was the longest prison sentence in Washington riots. So far 250 judgments have been issued.

The offender apologizes to the victim

The 56-year-old accused said he acted in self-defence. He apologized to the police officer he assaulted. He wished he had never gone to Washington.

“I don’t think you’re a bad person,” the judge said during sentencing. Instead, the ex-guard was “caught this time” – but this too had consequences.

A convicted person does not have to begin his prison term immediately. He worked as a police officer in New York for 20 years, and before that he was a soldier in the US Navy for four years.

Spawned by Trump

On January 6, 2021, supporters of ousted US President Donald Trump violently stormed the House of Representatives in the capital Washington. Congress met there to certify Trump’s victory over Democrat Joe Biden in the previous presidential election. Trump recently incited his supporters at a rally claiming his election victory was stolen.

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