Thomas Webster, in the red jacket, grabs Officer Noah Rathbun on the Capitol grounds on Jan. 6. – DOJ
What will the regime do when the evidence exonerates these political prisoners? Will they hide it? Will they ignore it?
Thomas Webster, a retired New York Police Officer and former Marine, was convicted on Monday of assaulting a police officer during the Jan. 6 protests.
Webster never went into the US Capitol.
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Webster has been held with violent criminals since his arrest.
There is body camera footage of Webster beating the police officer who Webster later said was attacking protesters.
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Webster faces up to 20 years in prison.
The AP reported:
A federal jury on Monday convicted a New York Police Department veteran of assaulting an officer during the U.S. Capitol riot, rejecting his claim that he was defending himself when he tackled the officer and grabbed his gas mask.
Thomas Webster, a 20-year NYPD veteran, was the first Capitol riot defendant to be tried on an assault charge and the first to present a jury with a self-defense argument. Webster, who was wearing a face mask in court, showed no obvious reaction to the verdict finding him guilty of all six counts against him, one of which is punishable by up to 20 years in prison.
Webster, 56, testified that he was trying to protect himself from a “rogue cop” who punched him in the face. He also accused the Metropolitan Police Department officer, Noah Rathbun, of instigating the confrontation.
Rathbun testified that he didn’t punch or pick a fight with Webster as a violent mob attacked the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, disrupting Congress from certifying Joe Biden’s 2020 presidential election victory over then-President Donald Trump.
Webster’s jury trial was the fourth for a Capitol riot case. The first three defendants to get a jury trial were convicted of all charges in their respective indictments. A judge decided two other cases without a jury, acquitting one of the defendants and partially acquitting the other.