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Ex-NYPD officer gets 10 years in Capitol attack sentence

Ex-NYPD police was sentenced to 10 years in prison. This is the longest sentence related to the Jan 6th attacks.

Where: United States

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Former New York City police officer Thomas Webster, who assaulted police in the January 6th attack on the US Capitol, was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
This is the longest sentence yet handed down in a case related to the attack.
Federal prosecutors had recommended a prison sentence of 17 years and six months, while the court’s probation department recommended a 10-year prison sentence.
Webster was found guilty in May of assaulting a Washington police officer during the January 6th riot at the Capitol.
A federal jury in the District of Columbia had rejected arguments that Webster was acting in self-defense when he struck the officer with a flagpole and tackled him.

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