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Former NYPD cop sentenced to 10 years for Jan. 6 assault

Posted 9/9/22

A former NYPD cop was sentenced this week to 10 years in prison for striking a Washington, D.C., police officer with a flagpole during the violent Jan. 6 takeover of the U.S. Capitol by supporters of then-President Trump.

The sentence handed to Thomas Webster, 56, of the village of Florida, New York, is the longest so far handed to people convicted of breaching the Capitol grounds that day. Two others received sentences of 87 months in prison, or just over seven years. 

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