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Former NYPD Cop Who Assaulted Capitol Police On Jan 6 Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison

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Thomas Webster

Former New York cop and MAGA rioter Thomas Webster, 56, was sentenced to 10 years in prison Thursday for his role in the January 6 attack on the US Capitol.

Webster, who was found guilty of all six charges he faced, including five felonies, received the longest sentence of any Jan 6 defendant so far.

In videos played during his trial, the former Marine can be seen swinging a metal flagpole at DC officer Noah Rathbun before crossing police barriers and tackling Rathbun, choking him with the officer’s chinstrap.

In May, Webster was found guilty of all six charges he faced, five of which were felonies, after he unsuccessfully tried to convince a Washington, DC, jury that he was merely acting in self-defense against a police officer who he assaulted during the January 6 attack on the US Capitol ahead of the certification of Joe Biden’s victory.

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