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Former New York police officer convicted for Jan 6 riot assault

Former NYPD officer convicted for Jan 6 assault. Thomas Webster tackled an officer during the attack.

Where: Washington, DC

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On Monday, a former New York police officer was convicted of assaulting an officer during the Jan 6 insurrection at the US Capitol.
During the struggle, Thomas Webster, 56, also attempted to grab the officer’s mask.
The federal jury, who found him guilty on six counts, rejected Webster’s claim that he had been acting in self-defense.
Webster, a 20-year veteran of the NYPD, claimed that the Metropolitan Police Department officer Noah Rathbun had punched him in the face instigating the confrontation.
Webster’s sentencing is scheduled for September 2.

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