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Fri Aug 5, 2022, 07:33 PM

(Thomas Robertson) Feds seek 8-year prison term for officer who stormed Capitol

Source: Associated Press

Feds seek 8-year prison term for officer who stormed Capitol

By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN
August 5, 2022

Federal prosecutors are recommending an eight-year prison sentence for an off-duty Virginia police officer who was convicted by a jury of storming the U.S. Capitol to obstruct Congress from certifying President Joe Biden’s 2020 electoral victory.

Former Rocky Mount Police Sgt. Thomas Robertson used his law enforcement training to block police officers who were trying to protect the Capitol from a mob’s attack on Jan. 6, 2021, prosecutors said in a court filing Thursday supporting their sentencing recommendation.

“Instead of using his training and power to promote the public good, he attempted to overthrow the government,” they wrote.

An eight-year prison sentence would be the longest among hundreds of Capitol riot cases. The lengthiest so far is seven years and three months for Guy Reffitt, a Texas man who attacked the Capitol while armed with a holstered handgun.

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Read more: https://apnews.com/article/capitol-siege-biden-prisons-virginia-816ccbcaacd0a1a613eb77cdc8df66fd

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Related: United States Sentencing Memorandum

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Eugene Friday OP
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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 08:00 PM

1. Police Sgt. Thomas Robertson

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I believe his partner has flopped om him.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 09:19 PM

2. Finally getting closer to appropriate sentencing recommendations.

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 10:05 PM

4. +1

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 09:47 PM

3. He will spend his 8 years in protective custody as a former cop. It'll be a lonely life for the

traitor, though, and he will have a lot of time to think about how stupid he was to buy into the Orange Toadstool’s bullshit.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 10:34 PM

5. To bad it can't be a longer sentence.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 11:07 PM

6. K&R,

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 11:09 PM

7. Eight years is not nearly enough.

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