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Ex-cop sentenced to more than 7 years in prison for role in storming U.S. Capitol

Posted on AllSides August 11th, 2022
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A former Virginia police sergeant who joined Donald Trump's supporters in storming the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, was sentenced to seven years and three months in prison on Thursday, a Justice Department spokesperson said.

A jury in April convicted Thomas Robertson, a former police sergeant for the town of Rocky Mount, Virginia, of six criminal charges, including obstructing an official proceeding and obstruction of justice.

Prosecutors had asked U.S. District Judge Christopher Cooper to sentence Robertson to eight years - the longest amount yet for any Capitol riot defendant...

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