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Thu Feb 22, 2024, 09:35 PM Feb 22

Man who assaulted four officers during Capitol riot is sentenced to nearly 3 years in prison [View all]

Source: AP

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Minnesota man who repeatedly attacked police officers during the U.S. Capitol riot, wielded a police baton as a weapon and stole two riot shields was sentenced on Thursday to nearly three years in prison.

Brian Mock, 44, helped remove two police barricades before he assaulted four officers during the Jan. 6, 2021, siege. He shoved one of the officers in the chest and knocked him onto the ground, where other rioters kicked and hit him.

Mock asked for leniency before Chief Judge James Boasberg sentenced him to two years and nine months in prison.

“I’m not someone who showed up in tactical gear, with tasers and bear spray,” he said. “It’s a moment that I got caught up in.”

Read more: https://apnews.com/article/brian-mock-minnesota-capitol-riot-35df46938dc75791221274b62a541cba

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