One subject was sentenced to almost four years in prison for his participation in the assault on the US Capitol.

Followers of former US President Donald Trump burst into the US Capitol in Washington (JIM LO SCALZO /)

A subject was sentenced this Monday to 3 years and 8 months in prison for having attacked Police officers during the assault on the United States Capitol by followers of former President Donald Trump (2017-2021), in which five died persons.

Devlyn Thompson was sentenced to 46 months in prison after pleading guilty on Aug. 6 to assaulting, resisting and hindering police officers while using a dangerous weapon, the Justice Department reported. (DOJ) in a statement.

Federal Judge Royce C. Lambert, of the Court of the District of Columbia, where Washington DC is located, also ordered that the subject pay $ 2,000 in compensation.

The sentence exceeds the one imposed last November on Scott Fairlamb of New Jersey, who was the first person sentenced for assaulting a police officer during the assault on the Capitol.

Fairlamb was sentenced to 3 years and 5 months in prison, the highest sentence ever ordered against one of the defendants for that event.

Two people, one of them wearing a Proud Boys t-shirt in Washington, DC
Two people, one of them wearing a Proud Boys t-shirt in Washington, DC (GAMAL DIAB /)

“The violence that occurred that day was such a blatant disregard for government institutions”Lambert said, quoted by the chain CNN.

Thompson, from Seattle, Washington, was part of a crowd that came to the Capitol and pushed and assaulted members of the Metropolitan Police and the Capitol, according to court documents.

In the midst of the assault, which took place while a joint session of Congress was being held to validate the results of the November 2020 elections, in which incumbent President Joe Biden prevailed, he helped strip riot shields from the agents who protected the legislative complex.

In addition, he used a metal baton that he had picked up from the ground to try to hit a can of pepper spray that an officer was carrying in his hand and thus prevent him from spraying the assailants, the information added.

According to the DOJ, since last January 6, more than 700 people have been arrested in almost all the 50 states of the country for this act, including 220 accused of attacking or obstructing the forces of order.

(With information from EFE)


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