Retired NYPD officer given 10-year jail sentence for role in Capitol riot

A retired NYPD officer was handed a 10-year prison sentence for his role in the January 6 Capitol riot.

Thomas Webster was issued the longest prison sentence so far among the 250 defendants trialled for their involvement in the attack in January of 2021.

Webster, a 20-year NYPD veteran, was jailed for attacking police with a metal flagpole during riot, the Associated Press reported.

A jury rejected the 56-year-old’s claim that he had been defending himself when he tackled an officer.

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